Nana Patekar cancels press conference on Tanushree Dutta's sexual harassment allegations

Tabitha Dunn
October 8, 2018

However, the 67-year-old actor later said that he would hold a press conference after his return to Mumbai.

As of now, a statement made by Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta about allegedly being sexually harassed by veteran actor Nana Patekar has fueled up a major debate on female rights and laws pertaining to it. According to sources, Akshay's complaint states that the video was taken during a media interaction where he was asked about another actor but it was edited in a way that it appears as if he's speaking against Tanushree Dutta. Nana Patekar returned from shooting "Housefull 4" in Jaisalmer and was mobbed by the paps at the airport. "Will let you know about the further proceedings soon, regards", reports news agency PTI.

Nana has already sent a legal notice to Tanushree. While actresses like Kangana Ranaut, Twinkle Khanna and Priyanka Chopra came out in support of her, choreographer Ganesh Acharya and the makers of Horn Ok Please Rakesh Sarang and Samee Siddiqui have rubbished all the allegations.

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The media was informed about the cancellation by Nana's son Malhar.

"Nana Patekar's behaviour was inappropriate towards me, he was on the set despite (the fact) his work in the song was over". Says, "The truth which was there 10 years back, stands true even today".

After Tanushree publicly accused Patekar of sexual misconduct during the shooting of Horn OK Pleassss in 2008, Patekar denied the allegations and said he was falsely accused of sexual harassment.

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