Bolywood Actress Tanushree Dutta’s allegations have become the talk of the industry. Tanushree Dutta reveals that while filming 2005’s Chocolate – one of her best known screen appearances – she was allegedly told by the director to ‘take her clothes off and dance’ off camera in order to provide her co-star Irrfan Khan with ‘cues.’
He told me ‘jao jaake kapde utaar ke naacho
Tanushree in an interview to DNA, said, “Vivek Agnihotri asked me to give cues to my co-star Irrfan Khan. It was Irrfan’s close-up shot and not mine. I was not even part of that shot. In his close-up shot, Irrfan was supposed to look at something and give expressions. This director, he told me ‘jao jaake kapde utaar ke naacho, usko cues do (go strip and dance, give (Irrfan) cues’.”
Further Tanushree added that Irrfan opposed Vivek and said that he can do his act without taking any cues from her. According to Tanushree, Suniel was also present on the film sets and said that he will give cues to Irrfan if needed.
Both, Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty spoke up for me
The actress disclosed more details and shared that Irrfan was horrified with what happened. “And, because he had done some work, he could say something. He just told the director, ‘What are you talking about? I can give my closeup. Mujhe acting aati hai’. Suneil Shetty also spoke up. He was also there, he heard it and he got offended by it. He was like, ‘Main aayun kya wahaan cues dene ke liye?’ Yeah of course, there are good people in the industry. Both, Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty spoke up. Suneil scolded that guy.”
According to DNA, Tanushree didn’t name Vivek Agnihotri, but she did say that it is because of good people like Sunil Shetty and Irrfan Khan that she didn’t give up on acting at an early stage.
Nana has molested actresses, but no publication ever wrote anything about it- Alleges Tanushree
Tanushree in an interview to Zoom, said, “Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has always been disrespectful towards women. Everyone in film industry know about his background… that he has misbehaved with actresses.” Tanushree added, ”He has molested actresses, but no publication ever wrote anything about it.”
Tanushree Dutta releases statement, says Nana Patekar is still harassing her
Now, an official statement has been released by Tanushree’s team, saying that she is “appalled” by Farah’s decision to side with Nana. “Tanushree is upset about two things. Farah’s Instagram post has appalled her. Being a woman herself, Farah has made her stand very clear by going ahead with Nana for the Housefull shoot,” it read.
The statement added that Nana continues to harass and intimidate Tanushree even now. “A man who is claiming to be Nana Patekar’s advocate is calling up people close to Tanushree and media houses alike, threatening to drag Tanushree to court for speaking up. Even after ten years, Nana Patekar is still harassing Tanushree Dutta with legal threats and intimidation tactics while the whole world is watching.” (India Today)
Meanwhile, Nana Patekar in an interview to Mirror Now, called her allegations false. He said, “What can I say why she is saying it? How do I know why she is saying this? What does she mean by sexual harassment? There were 50-100 people on the set with me.” “I’ll take legal action against her. But it is waste telling media about it because you will play up anything. Whatever people want to say, they can say. But I will continue doing my work,” he added.
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