Salman’s unusual response on Tanushree vs Nana Patekar controversy

Calvin Saunders
September 29, 2018

Nana Patekar responded to allegations of sexual harassment made against him by actress Tanushree Dutta on Thursday, September 29.

Tanushree's allegations of sexual harassment in Bollywood and the mysterious silence adopted of some of the industry's big names sum up their attitude towards women's dignity in general.

Tanushree Dutta stated that as soon as Irrfan Khan heard what rubbish Vivek Agnihotri spewed to her, Irrfan got up and immediately put a full stop to Vivek by saying that he can act without her (Tanushree) dancing in front of him.

However, as reported by Hindustan Times, the actor laughed when questioned about the incident and asked, "What does she mean by sexual harassment?". "This director, told me jao jaake kapde utaar ke naacho, usko cues do (take off your clothes and dance, give him cues)".

Her husband Akshay Kumar is shooting with Nana for "Housefull 4" now, but Twinkle Khanna still tweeted, "Please read this thread before judging or shaming #TanushreeDutta a working environment without harassment and intimidation is a fundamental right and by speaking up this fearless woman helps pave the way towards that very goal for all of us!" He has since denied the allegations by laughing them off and contemplating legal action.

Asked about the evasive reaction, Dutta said she was going to give them time and was hopeful that "people would do the right thing".

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"Please read this thread before judging or shaming #TanushreeDutta a working environment without harassment and intimidation is a fundamental right and by speaking up this fearless woman helps pave the way towards that very goal for all of us", she wrote re-tweeting the same post shared by Farhan. "Her courage should be admired, not her intention questioned", he tweeted.

Richa Chadha said that it hurts to be Tanushree Dutta.

Although they achieved their stardom through cinema, they've become icons to crores of people across the global for taking up humanitarian causes affecting society in real life.

Priyanka, on the other hand, re-tweeted Farhan's tweet and wrote, "Agreed.the world needs to #BelieveSurviviors". "I am not aware of this". My parents were there inside and even I was inside, it was horrific.They made sure that we did not escape from the studio, they locked the gates and then the cops came and they got us out. "Suneil scolded that guy", Tanushree added. No woman wants the publicity that opens the floodgates of trolling and insensitivity.

Tanushree had claimed that even though the dance number was a solo sequence featuring just her, Nana was "lurking" on the sets for no reason. "Her only fault was she did not back down - (that) takes a special courage to be Tanushree Dutta". It's great to know that many Bollywood celebs are supporting her now.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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