New Delhi: Actress Tanushree Dutta created a storm and led to the start of MeToo movement in India after she accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual misconduct on the sets of a film back in 2008. While several actors from the industry came forward and extended their support to the actress, there were few who raised their doubts on her claims.
Adist this, Tanushree filed an official complaint against Patekar and an investigation was launched into the matter. The allegations led to Patekar’s ouster from a big-budget flick ‘Housefull 4’. Now, in the latest, Tanushree has filed a defamation suit of Rs 10 crore against controversial actress Rakhi Sawant for trying to malign her image.
Advocate Nitin Satpute was quoted saying, “We have filed a criminal and civil defamation case against Rakhi Sawant for maligning my client’s character and image.” He further added that if she fails to revert, she will be punished for two years or fine or both.
In 2008, post Tanushree’s departure from the project, Rakhi stepped in her shoes and finished the special number which featured in the film when it released. Meanwhile, Rakhi Sawant resorted to victim shaming, called the actress a ‘liar’ and said that the allegations against Nana Patekar are ‘cooked up stories’.
Meanwhile, Tanushree has filed a police complaint against Nana. On his part, Nana denies the allegations and says that there were 50 people on the set, so nothing of the sort could have happened.