Tanushree Dutta has gotten two legitimate notification from Nana Patekar and producer Vivek Agnihotri separately, reports news organization ANI. Ms Dutta called it ‘the cost for taking a stand in opposition to badgering.’ The 34-year-old performing artist has blamed Nana Patekar for hassling and debilitating her on a film set 10 years prior; Vivek Agnihotri professedly advised her to take off camera for a scene while taping 2005 motion picture Chocolate. An attorney for Nana Patekar, as of now taping Housefull 4 with Akshay Kumar in Jaisalmer, said a week ago that a lawful notice had been sent to Tanushree Dutta requesting she apologize. Ms Dutta said then she had not gotten the notice. Today, she said in an announcement, “I have been slapped with two legitimate takes note. One from Nana Patekar and another from Vivek Agnihotri. Both their groups are on a spread crusade against me by building inside and out untruths and deception via web-based networking media stages and other open stages,” Tanushree Dutta said in an announcement, ANI reports.
“This is the value you pay for standing in opposition to provocation, embarrassment, and treachery in India,” she included.
Like Mr Patekar, Vivek Agnihotri has denied the assertions against him. His attorney Nidhish Mehrotra said that they have sued the performer on the charge of criticism, reports PTI: “The affirmations leveled against my customer Vivek Agnihotri by Tanushree Dutta for mischief and additionally provocation are totally false, unimportant and vexatious. These assertions are ponder and have been borne with a goal to draw in exposure and wreak individual grudge against my customer with mala-fide expectations. On the guidance of my customer, we have served a legitimate notice to start maligning activity against her.”
A movie industry part who chipped away at Chocolate as partner chief has guarded Mr Agnihotri in a long Facebook post proposing that Ms Dutta isn’t trustworthy in light of the fact that she had ‘real emotional episodes’ and proved unable ‘comprehend directions and guidelines’ on set.
Tanushree Dutta has also alleged that she has been getting violent threats from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and that two people recently tried to barge into her home. The Raj Thackeray-led MNS is the same political outfit allegedly involved in vandalising Tanushree Dutta’s van and car when she had opted out of the 2008 film (Horn ‘Ok’ Pleasss) in question.
“Violent threats are being issued against me by the MNS. Today, while I was at home and the police personnel posted outside my home were on a lunch break two unnamed suspicious individuals tried getting into our home uninvited but were stopped just in time by security personnel. I’m being threatened to be dragged to the court and legal system of India as we all know can keep a woman and her supporters as well as media silent on the pretext of ‘matter sub judice’,” Tanushree Dutta said, ANI reports.
On Wednesday, MNS also handed over a letter to the makers of the reality show Bigg Boss 12 on their set in Lonavla, threatening violence if Tanushree Dutta participates. Bigg Boss 12 is hosted by Salman Khan, who, when asked about the Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar controversy, had said, “I’m not aware of this, my dear. Let me know and understand what is happening…”
Meanwhile, the Aashiq Banaya Aapne actress told ANI, “Court cases can run for decades without a hope for a conclusion. In the end, an empty shell remains with broken hopes. A life wasted, defeated- this is the age-old saga of survivors in our nation.”
Nana Patekar, accused of harassing Tanushree Dutta while filming a song sequence in 2008 and then sending political thugs after her, was defended yesterday by Maharashtra Home Minister Deepak Kesarkar who told the media that the actor “is also a social activist who has done tremendous work for the state. You just cannot level allegations against anybody.” While several film industry members have publicly supported Tanushree Dutta – many of them citing an eyewitness account from a female journalist who said she was on set Mr Patekar allegedly harassed the actress – actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Shakti Kapoor have made headlines because of their poor responses to the controversy.