Tanushree Dutta became the torchbearer of the Indian #MeToo movement after she accused veteran actor Nana Patekar in 2018 of sexually harassing her on the sets of the 2009 film Horn ‘OK’ Please. However, Patekar has been given a clean chit by the Oshiwara police in Mumbai, due to lack of evidence to support her allegations of sexual harassment.
Now Tanushree is reportedly struggling financially and emotionally as there is a defamation case filed against her by Nana Patekar’s NGO. Now the Dhol actress has slammed Bollywood for not supporting her.
Tanushree has been quoted by Deccan Chronicle saying, “Instead of getting justice, I have further been pushed and forced into legal hassles by these people while everyone else watches the drama. I will remember this for sure and make a report of it. I feel like I have been let down by many people and I will return the favour when I rise to power again — and I will.”
#Metoo movement originated in 2017, when #metoo, a hashtag was promoted by actress Alyssa Milano. Milano was seeking to give a voice to sexual abuse victims, after accusations of sexual harassment and assault were levelled against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, including rape, by over 70 women.