In a mood to make a comeback in films, Actress Tanushree Dutta has returned to India almost after two years. In an interview, she opened up about the sexual harassment incident happened to her.
I want to take names – actor Nana Patekar, producer Sami Siddiqui, director Rakesh Sarang, and choreographer Ganesh Acharya. When Nana Patekar misbehaved with me, he said out loud that he would do an intimate step with me as well in the song, which wasn’t mentioned in my contract. It was supposed to be a solo sequence of mine. I would feel very uncomfortable when he would come next to me and try to put his arm around me. He’d grab me and push me around and say, ‘You stand here, you stand there’. Whereas, he shouldn’t have been on the set. And he told the choreographer to stand aside and said, ‘I’ll teach her how to dance’. I didn’t know how to deal with this. This had never happened with me before in Bollywood. TANUSHREE DUTTA
She also said that
When I had complained about the same to the producer-director and told them to ask him (Nana Patekar) to stay away from me, they didn’t pay heed. Just because I was new to the film industry, whether or not it was required, let’s do an intimate scene with her.
Likewise, we have curated a list of 10 celebrities who were accused of rape. Whether the news is true or not, it’s not confirmed, but these stars have been in headlines for committing this crime.
The actor invited the victim at a party and he allegedly forced her to consume alcohol. Later it was reported that Aditya sexually assaulted her. He has been accused of raping his ex-girlfriend Pooja Bedi’s maid. Later, it was also reported that Pooja confirmed it to the sources that she broke up with him for the same reason.
Actress Payal Rohatgi claimed that director Dibakar Banerjee had sexually harassed her during the audition of ‘Shanghai’, though no pieces of evidence were found to prove that this actually happened.
Irfan was accused of having deceitful intimacy with the actress Mamata Patel who worked with him in his film Paan Singh Tomar. Mamata gave a statement that said that Irrfan exploited her on the outdoor shoots.
One of the most renowned on-screen villains of Bollywood Shakti Kapoor was accused of rape. According to Shakti, it was the lady who threatened him to visit her. The incident still hangs in between.
Actress Preeti Jain claimed that Madhur raped her consecutively for three years and promised her a role in his films. However, this news was denied by Madhur.
Late veteran actor Rajesh Khanna who was known for his noteworthy contribution to Hindi cinema was also accused of improper actions with a 15-year-old child artist. However, this news has also never been confirmed.
Director of the film Jolly LLB Subhash Kapoor was also reported to have molested an aspiring actress Geetika Tyagi and was also arrested for this incident but he denied the news.
Late actor Inder Kumar who recently passed away was a close friend of Salman Khan but he was also convicted and arrested on the charges of sexual assault and rape.
Tabu had accused Jackie of molesting her and misbehaving with her during an outdoor shoot at Mauritius in the 1980’s. Nothing could be proved and the incident is also long forgotten now.
The actor was accused of raping his maid. Initially, he refused all the allegations, but when all the evidence were against him, he confessed his crime. He was also convicted to seven years of imprisonment but was granted bail soon.