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Mumbai Police accused Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta of filing ‘false complaint on sexual harassment’ against veteran actor Nana Patekar. Police on Saturday, as per the closure report, claimed that Dutta had filed a fake sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar.
As per the same reports, Dutta filed a fake case after the film producer asked her to pay compensation for walking out the film and cancelling the shoot for that particular day. Police on Thursday had closed the sexual harassment case filed by Dutta against Patekar citing lack of evidence.
The police report states that Dutta only discussed concerns of monetary loss caused after walking out of the film. The police also found that a complaint given by her father, Tapankumar Dutta, to Goregaon Police Station, had no mention of alleged sexual harassment by Patekar.
The same closure report mentioned, “Her father’s complaint mentions that Dutta did not like a scene in the film and asked (choreographer Ganesh) Acharya to change it. When he refused, she left the set along with her parents and manager, but their car was attacked by MNS party workers and supporters of Patekar at the exit. Nowhere does the FIR, registered at Goregaon police station, mention that Patekar molested Dutta.”
Oshiwara police on Wednesday had filed a ‘B Summary’ report before a metropolitan magistrate in Andheri. A ‘B-Summary’ report is filed when the police do not find any proof against the accused to file a charge sheet and seek trial.
Dutta in her statement about Patekar had said, “Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has always been disrespectful towards women. People in the industry know about his background. That he has beaten actresses, he has molested them, his behaviour with women has always been crude but no publication has printed anything about it.”
In September 2018, Tanushree Dutta started the #MeToo movement by accusing Nana Patekar of harassing her on the sets of 2008’s ‘Horn Ok Pleassss!’ Dutta had also alleged that while shooting for a song, Patekar had inappropriately touched her despite making it clear that she wouldn’t perform vulgar or uncomfortable steps.