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PoliticsIndiaTanushree Dutta's sexual harassment allegations are lies, says Nana Patekar

Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations are lies, says Nana Patekar

Both Patekar and Agnihotri have denied the charges and demanded apologies from Dutta, sending her legal notices. On Friday, a complaint was filed against her for 'defaming' MNS leader Raj Thackeray

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, facing sexual allegations from actor Tanushree Dutta, once again denied the charges after being questioned by the at Mumbai airport.

“Jo jhooth hai, woh jhooth hai (A lie is a lie)” he told the media, after getting into a car. “Dus saal pehle iska jawaab de chuka hoon (I had said this 10 years ago),” he said.

Nana Patekar had earlier dismissed the allegations, saying there were “50-100 people on the set with me”.

“What do you mean sexual harassment?” he had earlier said on being asked about his alleged aggressive and offensive behaviour against Tanushree Dutta on the sets of a song sequence for a 2008 film, Horn OK Pleassss.

The actor, who landed in the city from Rajasthan’s Jaipur, where he was shooting for his upcoming film Housefull 4, will reportedly hold a press conference to address the matter in a day or two.

In a recent TV interview, Dutta alleged Patekar misbehaved with her when the two were shooting a special song for Horn Ok Pleassss 10 years ago. Dutta had also alleged political threats and a “violent attack” by activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena or MNS after she protested the incident 10 years ago.

She also accused filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri of behaving inappropriately with her on the sets of a 2005 film, Chocolate. He had allegedly asked Dutta to strip off camera on the sets of the film.

Vivek Agnihotri’s lawyer had denied the charges, declaring them to be “absolutely false, frivoulous and vexatious,” adding that the director would sue Tanushree Dutta over the accusation.

Both Patekar and Agnihotri have denied the charges and demanded apologies from Dutta, sending her legal notices. On Friday, a complaint was filed against her for ‘defaming’ MNS leader Raj Thackeray.

 

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