Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta has recently grabbed the headlines for initiating the #MeToo campaign in India by accusing actor Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Sami Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang of sexually assaulting her in 2008 on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss. Former Miss India Universe also went on to say that Nana Patekar has a history of harassing women and she doesn't understand how Bollywood biggies like Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor and Rajinikanth work with him.
The actress has now made one more shocking revelation, which will definitely raise your eyebrows. In an exclusive interview with DNA, the actress said that director Vivek Agnihotri told her to remove clothes and dance in front of Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty as a cue for their facial expressions on the sets of 2005 film Chocolate. Tanushree said, "This guy (Vivek Agnihotri) wanted me to give cues to an actor (Irrfan Khan). It was an actor's close-up. It was not even my shot. I was not even going to be in the shot. It was the actor's close-up and he had to just look at something and give expressions. This director, he told me jao jaake kapde utaar ke naacho, usko cues do."
Tanushree also revealed that it was her co-stars Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty who scolded the director and said that they don't need cues and they know their part. "...The male actor had to shoot back at the director saying, 'I don't need her to take off her coat and dance for me to give facial expressions. This was Irrfan Khan. I really appreciated that he actually spoke up like that because it was his close-up shot. I'm not in the frame. He had to look at me and give some expressions. Why do I have to dance in front of him for him to give expressions on his close-up shot. This director tells me 'jao jaake kapde utaar ke naacho'. I was shocked! |
"The actor was horrified. And, because he had done some work, he could say something. He just told the director, 'What are you talking about? I can give my closeup. Mujhe acting aati hai'. Suneil Shetty also spoke up. He was also there, he heard it and he got offended by it. He was like, 'Main aayun kya wahaan cues dene ke liye?' Yeah ofcourse, there are good people in the industry. Both, Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty spoke up. Suneil scolded that guy."
Yesterday, Nana Patekar reacted to Tanushree allegations and said he might deal the situation in a legal way. The actor is currently in Jaisalmer shooting for Housefull4.
BL Says: With such revelation, Tanushree once again has shown us the darker side of the industry.
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