Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta, who has accused actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on a film set in 2008, has filed a police complaint over the incident on Saturday. Ms Dutta, 34, filed the police complaint at Oshiwara police station, located at Mumbai's Andheri West area on Saturday. She says Patekar, 67, behaved inappropriately on the sets of a song sequence for the 2008 film 'Horn OK Pleassss'.
In the complaint, Ms Dutta has also named choreographer Ganesh Acharya, who was involved in the project. Tanushree Dutta alleged that Ganesh Acharya was grabbing her hands in the pretext of teaching her how to dance. Ms Dutta had also alleged political threats and a "violent attack" by activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena or MNS, after she protested the incident 10 years ago.
Nana Patekar on Friday denied the charges and had sent Ms Dutta a legal notice to withdraw the allegations and apologise. Choreographer Ganesh Acharya too said that the incident had "never happened".
Confirming about the FIR from Tanushree Dutta, Additional Commissioner of Police (West) Manoj Kumar Sharma said, "Tanushree Dutta has given us a complaint against Nana Patekar. As of now there is not any FIR registered in this case”. (PenNews with input from UNI)