Tanushree Dutta Finally Gets The Deserved Support From The Bollywood Fraternity

It’s been a few days since actress Tanushree Dutta named Nana Patekar for allegedly harassing her on the sets of a 2008 film, and Bollywood’s silence was rather eerie.

Many top male stars including Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan maintained a diplomatic silence when asked about the issue, refraining from commenting. Filmmaker Farah Khan’s post of a smiling Nana Patekar and ‘Housefull’ costars seemed ignorant of the accusations.

But now, a chorus of female voices has come out in support and actress Richa Chadda is one of the first to extend her support.

Though many tried to shame Tanushree, who had spoken about the incident when it occurred, she was labeled as being difficult and a trouble maker. Her account was corroborated by journalist Janice Sequeira who said that she was on the set of the film when the incident took place. Janice described the incident in a long post on social media, the thread picked up Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra.

Actress Priyanka Chopra responded to Farhan Akhtar’s post agreeing with the director’s opinions and that the world needs to change its outlook.

Twinkle Khanna‘s husband, Akshay Kumar, was named by Tanushree as having known of Nana Patekar’s bad behavior, yet he still worked with the man. Twinkle extended her support to Tanushree on twitter as well.

Sonam Kapoor has also come out in support of Tanushree and even retweeted Janice Sequeira’s post!

Stories of harassment are common in Bollywood, but are often silenced due to the fear of victim shaming and losing work. But maybe the murmurs of Bollywood’s own #MeToo and Time’s Up movement may just be taking shape as support for Tanushree gathers momentum.

 

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