Actress Tanushree Dutta has announced her comeback to showbiz. In a long Instagram post, she shared that she chose a Bollywood comeback over an IT job in the US.
In 2018, Tanushree accused Nana Patekar of harassing her on the sets of 2008 film Horn Ok Pleassss. She alleged that Nana touched her inappropriately during the filming of a song sequence, despite her making it clear she wasn’t comfortable. Her accusations, in a way, triggered the #MeToo movement in India. The actress moved to the US after that and took a break from the film industry.
She revealed that even though she lost her way a little bit due to some "very, very bad human beings and the trouble they caused" her, she wants to give her acting career and her creative side another chance. Tanushree added, “There are powerful Industry bigwigs who are giving me silent support in the background as they know the truth and are my well wishers.”
In the long note, she said she has been receiving some offers from Bollywood, and that she is also in touch with projects in south Indian film industries.
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Some old news doing the rounds that I'm doing an IT job in LA. I was infact training for in IT and had a fantastic IT job opportunity in the defence sector of the US Government. It was a very prestigious job opportunity as I have always had the discipline, integrity and determination of an army person so to work in this field in whatever capacity would have been an honour. But I didn't take it as I wanted to explore my artistic career again. The defence job based out of Nevada would eventually after the Pandemic would need me to shift out of LA/ NY and I would not be permitted to leave the US for 3 years. I would also have to sign a job contract for 3 years coz such national defence related US jobs usually have very high security clearance and permissions so they cannot have people in and out of employment. Since I'm an artist at heart who just happened to lose my way away from my craft due to some very very bad human beings and the trouble they caused me, i decided to not be hasty in changing my profession and re-consider what options I have in Bollywood. I have a lot of goodwill in Bollywood and Mumbai so I came back to India and will stay here for sometime and will work on some interesting projects. I have been getting some offers from Bollywood in terms of movies and web series and the Industry seems far more interested in casting me rather than my arch- enemies.( they only announce projects but none of their projects ever see the light of day & will not).At present I'm in touch with 3 big South film managers who are pitching me for Big budget south Projects as well as 12 Casting offices in Mumbai. There are powerfull Industry bigwigs who are giving me silent support in the background as they know the truth and are my wellwishers.There are also big production houses I'm talking to for projects in lead roles. The pandemic has just made shooting dates uncertain so I'm unable to make a concrete announcement. I recently shot a commercial advertisement in the beauty space and announced that I'm back to work. I'm looking good, getting back my sass as I've lost 15 kgs and there is a strong buzz amongst industry folks of my imminent return to acting! #🤞🤞
Seh write: “Since I'm an artist at heart who just happened to lose my way away from my craft due to some very very bad human beings and the trouble they caused me, i decided to not be hasty in changing my profession and re-consider what options I have in Bollywood. I have a lot of goodwill in Bollywood and Mumbai so I came back to India and will stay here for sometime and will work on some interesting projects.”
The actress concluded the long post by saying that she is feeling good and looking fabulous, and that she has lost 15kg.