Actress Tanushree Dutta, on Wednesday, filed the First Information Report (FIR) against Nana Patekar, over allegations of sexual harassment.
Besides Nana Patekar, FIR has also been lodged against director Rakesh Sarang, producer Sami Siddiqui, and choreographer Ganesh Acharya. "We have registered a case against Mr Patekar and others under section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC," Additional Commissioner of Police, Manoj Kumar Sharma told PTI.
The #MeToo movement in India found momentum after Tanushree Dutta opened up about being harassed by Nana Patekar on the sets of film Horn OK Pleassss, in 2008. Patekar, who denied all allegations, has sent a legal notice against Tanushree.
In an interview two weeks ago, she opened up further about her harrowing experience. She said that the actor would push her around, grab her arms, and was even interested in doing an 'intimate sequence' with her. She eventually opted out of the special song sequence she was signed for, and added that when she complained about being uncomfortable with the actor's proximity, he allegedly sought help from goons of a political party, who broke her car.
She said, it took her a long time to deal with the post-trauma stress, due to which she recoiled into a shell, denied work offers and eventually moved to the US.