Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu on October 12 came out in support of Tanushree Dutta who raised the sexual harassment allegations against the veteran actor Nana Patekar. Basu took to her Twitter account to thank Tanushree for speaking up against the issue.
Bipasha said that it is because of Tanushree that others women have got the courage to speak up against the issue. Bipasha on her Twitter handle wrote: “Kudos to #tanushreedutta …because of her so many women have the courage to speak out against these men who take advantage of women …owing to their fame, power and clout.”
Kudos to #tanushreedutta …because of her so many women have the courage to speak out against these men who take advantage of women …owing to their fame, power and clout.
— Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself) October 12, 2018
Earlier, Akshay Kumar too raised his voice in the on-going #MeToo movement. The “Khiladi” actor called off the shooting of “Housefull 4” after sexual harassment allegations against director Sajid Khan and actor Nana Patekar.
Akshay took to his Twitter handle to share his stand on #MeToo movement. The actor wrote: “I have just landed back in the country last night and reading all the news has been very disturbing. I have requested the producers of ‘Housefull 4’ to cancel the shoot until further investigation.”
“This is something that requires stringent action. I will not work with any proven offenders and all those who have been subjugated to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve,” added the actor, who came back from Italy on Thursday night.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 12, 2018
Soon after Akshay’s tough stand, filmmaker Sajid Khan stepped down as director of “Housefull 4”.
Sajid, has been named by multiple women, including two actresses — Sonali Chopra and Rachel White — and one journalist for sexual misconduct.
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@nana.patekar said that he was advised by his lawyer not to talk to any press or media people. Earlier he was supposed to keep a Press Conference and was about to talk regarding the whole incident which toke place in 2008 during the shoot of #hornokplease.He again denied the allegations made by @iamtanushreeduttaofficial . #metooindia #metoo #nanapatekar #tanushreedutta #sexualabuse #sexualassualt #bollywood
Nana, who is a cast member of the film, has been accused of sexually harassing actress Tanushree Dutta on the sets of a 2008 film “Horn Ok Pleassss”.