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Nana Patekar rejects allegations of sexual harassment

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Bollywood veteran actor Nana Patekar denied the allegations of sexual harassment leveled by actress Tanushree Datta earlier this week. When asked about the allegations, Nana Patekar laughed and asked “What does she mean by sexual harassment? There were 50-100 people on set with me.”

“Will see what I can do legally. It’s a waste talking to media, you guys will play up anything,” he added. At first, Nana Patekar was unavailable to comment on the controversy. Patekar is considering taking legal actions against Tanushree Datta for falsely maligning him.

“Will see what I can do legally. It’s a waste talking to media, you guys will play up anything,” he added. Tanushree Datta in her interview claimed that Nana Patekar hid his misconduct with charity work in media and hence nobody questions him for his illicit behavior. Nana Patekar stated that despite the criticism he will carry on his social work. The veteran actor said, “People can say whatever they want to say, I will keep doing my work.”

Read more: Nana Patekar under fire for having ‘history of sexual misconduct’

The latest controversy has shaken the Indian film industry. The big names of Bollywood like Amitabh Bachchan and Amir Khan have refrained from openly commenting on the issue. While Amitabh Bachchan remained tight-lipped on the controversy, Amir Khan resorted to a diplomatic answer. Ganesh Acharya, the choreographer, who was also the part of the alleged film clearly defended Nana Patekar and denied the statements of Tanushree Datta.

“I can confirm that nothing this sort of happened. It’s a wrong statement that Nana Ji called members of some political party on set”, he said. On the other hand, an Indian journalist Janice Sequeira took it to twitter to confirm the account of Datta’s statement of sexual harassment at the hands of Nana Patekar. In a twitter trend, she narrated a detailed version of the incident, quoting that she was there on the day, the whole episode happened.

Another witness came forward to support Tanushree’s claim.

A lot of Bollywood celebrities have since come forward to support Datta.

Tanushree Datta in her recent interview made a bold assertion of being sexually harassed at the hands of Nana Patekar in 2008 on the sets of movie Horn OK Pleassss. She has claimed that Nana Patekar has the history of sexually and physically abusing the actresses working alongside him in the movies.