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This is the price you pay for speaking out: Tanushree Dutta after legal notices by Nana Patekar, Vivek Agnihotri

Tanushree Dutta receives legal notices from Nana Patekar and Vivek Agnihotri.

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Tanushree Dutta, who had accused Nana Patekar and Vivek Agnihotri of sexual misconduct on the sets of two different films, finds herself cornered now, with both the veteran actor and the filmmaker sending legal notices to her. Tanushree has confirmed having received the legal notices.

In a statement, Dutta said: “This is the price you pay for speaking out against harassment, humiliation, and injustice in India. Both Nana’s and Vivek Agnihotri’s teams are on a smear campaign against me by constructing outright lies and misinformation on social media platforms and other public platforms. Their supporters are coming ahead and weaving damming allegations against me even shouting at the top of their voices at press conferences.”

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The Aashiq Banaya Aapne actor has been in news ever since she alleged that Patekar misbehaved with her on the sets of the film Horn Ok Pleasss ten years ago. She had made the allegations in 2008 too.

Dutta also alleged that film director Vivek Agnihotri had asked her to “strip and dance” on the sets of Chocolate: Deep Secrets in 2005 to give cue to actor Irrfan Khan during his close-up shot.

Commenting on women’s rights in India and the Indian judicial system, Tanushree said: “Tareekh pe tareekh pe tareekh… and the dawn of justice never arrives and her whole life goes waste awaiting justice while witnesses are intimidated, discredited or simply drained of their will to stand up. False witnesses supporting perpetrators conjured up to further weaken her case. Court cases can run for decades without a hope for a conclusion. At the end, an empty shell remains, broken hopes. A life wasted, defeated. This is the age-old saga of survivors in our nation.”

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She also spoke on why women would not come out and tell their stories. “I walked away once from the same environment that was created for me 10 years ago. Found God, found my healing, found my peace and a new life in the United States of America. And now I stand to lose this new life too if I allow myself to get embroiled in the court system of India. And you wanted to know why the MeToo movement hasn’t happened in India…This is why…”

Bollywood celebrities Priyanka Chopra, Twinkle Khanna, Farah Akhtar, Swara Bhasker, Sonam Kapoor among others have backed Tanushree.

Nana Patekar, on the other hand, too enjoys support from the industry, and also political parties.