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In October 2017, when women in Hollywood came together for the #MeToo movement and shared their sexual harassment stories, it left us wondering if Bollywood will ever have its #MeToo movement. But the ‘moment’ came, involving the big names in the industry. The B-town actress, Tanushree Dutta charged her Horn 'Ok' Pleassss co-actor, Nata Patekar for making her feel uncomfortable and sexually harassing her. Now we all know about the Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar Bollywood feud, and how B-town celebrities came forward in support of Dutta. (Also Read: Nana Patekar Reacts To Tanushree Dutta's Allegations, Farhan, Twinkle, Priyanka Support Actress)
In a recent interview, Aashiq Banaya Aapne fame actress opened up about how Nana misbehaved with her while shooting a song for the film, Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss. She said, “He was being aggressive and was pushing me around. I complained about him, but it was not heard. They (film crew) were forcing me to do an intimate step. My contract stated that it was a solo dance sequence, and it was not supposed to be a duet. It was a way to manipulate me. This was the whole harassment situation going on.”
She further added, “When I tried to escape it, they called the media to do a mob lynching attack on us. My mother and father were inside the car. That was horrific... Ganesh Acharya was the one who pressured me to perform an intimate step. Everybody was involved including Amit Siddiqui and Rakesh Sarangi. All of them are good friends.”
After Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Swara Bhasker, Richa Chadha, Sonam K Ahuja, Twinkle Khanna; Raveena Tandon has also opened up about the Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar feud. In her tweet on September 29, 2018, the Tip Tip girl hinted at married actor(s) in Bollywood who chase and flirt with actresses in the industry, destroy their careers and eventually replace them with other potential targets.
Raveena Tandon tweeted, “What defines harassment in a workplace? The fact that many industry wives/girlfriends are silent observers or instigators, when actor husbands destroy the actresses careers after the chase and flirtation is over, have them replaced with other potential targets?” She further added, “When our industry fails to stand for and protect its own. They get their chance and lose it. Makes our films on women empowerment hollow. The deafening silence on #TanushreeDutta case is sickening. remember the controversy breaking out. (part 1)”
Raveena continued, “Sadly no witnesses or proof. So one couldn’t say. But obviously for her this has been a life changing incident. I’ve worked with Nana too, (Mustafa) had heard about his volatile temper, but never witnessed it. In fact he was courteous and helpful. (part 2)” It could be further read as, “Today there is social media, a lot more information given,10 years ago mostly people would rely on the gossipy magazines which carried scandalous headlines to sell. One didn’t know the difference between reality and yellow journalism. (Part-3) #TanushreeDutta”
Her tweet finally concluded, “It’s time witnesses came forward and stood by her, unafraid of the consequences, and let the law take its own course. We should not judge and media lynch. lets put our faith in the judiciary and let justice unfold. Innocent till proven guilty. (part4) #TanushreeDutta”. (Also Read: Raveena Tandon's Love Life: From Being Cheated By A Bollywood Superstar To Her Final Dig At Love)
After reading her tweets, Raveena’s fans started wondering if she was hinting at her alleged ex, Akshay Kumar and his wife, Twinkle Khanna, and his latest "target" being Mouni Roy (who debuted with Akshay in Gold). Check out what other Twitteratis commented on her tweet:
For the uninitiated ones, the ultimate fantasy queen of men in the 90s, Raveena Tandon and Bollywood’s Khiladi, Akshay Kumar off-screen chemistry was as perfect as their on-screen one. The love between the duo blossomed with the release of their film Mohra in 1994. Everyone expected them to announce their wedding soon, and Raveena even left signing films because Akshay wanted her to be a housewife. Raveena also revealed in an interview that she got secretly engaged with Akshay in a temple. In case you want to read about their story, click on the following link. (Read: Here Is Why Akshay And Raveena Never Got Married To Each Other, Even After A Secret Engagement)
What do you guys think of Raveena Tandon’s tweet? Do you also believe that it is hinted towards Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna? Drop us a comment below.
After Tanushree Dutta shared her #MeToo moment with the world, many Bollywood celebrities came forward in support of the actress. The Aashiq Banaya Aapne fame, Tanushree revealed how Nana Patekar misbehaved with her while shooting a song for the film, Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss in 2008. Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, SwaraRead More