Tanushree Dutta on Thursday also told News Agency ANI that she has received two legal notices; one each from Nana Patekar and filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri
She has alleged Nana Patekar of forcing vulgar steps on her in a dance sequence that she was a part of in her 2008 movie Horn Ok Pleasss. She also alleged Film Maker and Director of her movie, Chocolate (2005) of asking her to strip off camera on the sets of the film.
On being slammed with legal notices from both men, she said,
“This is the price you pay for speaking out against harassment, humiliation, and injustice in India,” she told ANI.
I have been slapped with two legal notices today (October 3). One from Nana Patekar & another from Vivek Agnihotri. This is the price you pay for speaking out against harassment, humiliation&injustice in India: Tanushree Dutta (File pic) pic.twitter.com/cpRMNbFIqB
— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2018
Dutta has not stopped here. She has also accused Raj Thackeray led party, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), of providing political might by harassing her in 2008, at the behest of Patekar. She said,
“Raj Thackeray wanted to succeed late Bal Thackeray as Shiv Sena chief, but could not do so”, reported PTI.
Further last weekend, Dutta alleged that she received fresh threats from the members of MNS once again.
“MNS party in an interview given to a leading daily has threatened me with a violent attack,” as told to ANI.
In another angle to the story, Tanushree is rumoured to join Salman Khan’s reality show Bigg Boss 12, shortly. Following these speculation, the youth wing of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has handed over a legal notice to the makers of the show threatening violence if Tanushree enters the house, reports ANI.
“Youth wing of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) today handed over a letter to Bigg Boss makers at the show’s Lonavala set, threatening them of violence if #TanushreeDutta enters the house.”
Youth wing of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) today handed over a letter to Bigg Boss makers at the show's Lonavala set, threatening them of violence if #TanushreeDutta enters the house pic.twitter.com/OeGoooqj0M
— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2018
MNS received some sharp reactions over their open publicised threats to the lady actor :
How nice. They actually tendered their threat in writing and posed for a group pic before sending it out.
Someone's doing PR right 😂😂😂
— Subhash Pais (@Subhash_ati9) October 3, 2018
They are goons and no different from Naxals.
— Jayanta Mohapatra (@mohapatraj) October 3, 2018
What idiocy is this? whats with the posing for the camera with the notice as if it is some award? its a notice threatening violence for gods sake ! this would be unacceptable in any civilized society, but then again, this is India…
— Ajay (@ajey1729) October 3, 2018
Oh !! So all this hullabaloo was bcoz she was going to enter BB? Dhad tere ki!!
— punita toraskar (@impuni) October 3, 2018
— Rahul Danewa (@DanewaRahul) October 3, 2018
Shame…and where is the police in all this? So we should start handing out threat letters to people we are displeased with and the police will have nothing against…NICE
— RJ Aamir (@rjaamir) October 4, 2018
IS THIS A JOKE?????? Or are we now just okay with institutionalised hooliganism?????? And who takes pictures with the goons that threaten vandalism????? WHAT IS WRONG WITH US GUYS??!???? https://t.co/dL8gZvlYAR
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) October 4, 2018
Meanwhile, Nana has denied all allegations and is also expected to address a press conference on 08t October in Mumbai, once he returns from Jaisalmer after wrapping up the work of Akshay Kumar starrer Houseful 4. His lawyer claimed that they have sent the legal notice to Tanushree demanding apology but the latter stated that she has not received it.