Maharashtra women’s panel asks Nana Patekar to respond to sexual harassment allegations

10 October, 2018, 09:28 | Author: Valerie Santiago
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Nana Patekar is yet to respond to these allegations. Mumbai Police, too, has been asked to file a report within 10 days.

The Maharashtra State Commission for Women Tuesday took cognisance of the complaint filed by Tanushree Dutta alleging sexual harassment against actor Nana Patekar.

Ms Rahatkar said a number of complaints of harassment against women in production houses and film industry have been appearing, and the commission has asked them to set up internal bodies as prescribed by law to deal with such allegations.

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In the note, Tanushree Dutta stated that she filed her complaint under Sections 354, 354 (A), Section 34 and Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The Commission issued notices to the Bollywood actor along with choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Sameer Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang to submit their response within 10 days.

A message was sent to mediapersons by Nana's son Malhar. The commission also asked for an update on the investigation into actress Tanushree Dutta's complaint and asked her to come to their office to record her statement, ANI reported. "Will let you know about the further proceedings soon". She said that Patekar, 67, was inappropriate during a song sequence for the 2008 move "Horn OK Pleassss". The 67-year-old star's lawyer has sent a legal notice to Tanushree for allegedly making false accusations against him and demanded an apology. Dutta has said that Patekar had harassed her during the shooting of a film in 2008 and she had spoken out about the incident but nothing happened and she was even thrown out of the film.

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