Nana Patekar finally responds to CINTAA, calls Tanushree Dutta’s allegations baseless
After Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of their film ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ ten years ago, the veteran actor has come under scanner for his alleged actions.
Cine and Television Artists Association (CINTAA) has agreed that ten years back they hadn’t properly addressed the complaint filed by Tanushree. They went on to issue a statement expressing their regret on not taking appropriate actions then.
“After going through Ms Tanushree Dutta’s complaint, which was filed with the then Executive Committee of CINTAA in March 2008, we feel that the decision was taken in the Joint Dispute Settlement Committee of CINTAA & IFTPC (then known as AMPTPP) in July 2008 was not appropriate, as the chief grievance of sexual harassment wasn’t even addressed,” read their statement.
CINTAA had even issued a notice to Nana Patekar and other accused whose name appeared on the alleged offenders’ list. Now finally responding to their notice Nana presented his side of the story and even said that all the allegations made against him by Tanushree are false and baseless.
#NanaPatekar has sent a detailed response to CINTAA over the notice they sent him based on complaint by #TanushreeDutta. In his response he stated allegations levelled against him are baseless&false, also stated that he is in process of adopting legal mesaures against Tanushree. pic.twitter.com/EMEdxcF4FS
— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2018
In the wake of #MeToo allegations made against him, Nana dropped out of ‘Housefull 4′ stating that he doesn’t want to cause any inconvenience to the cast and crew of the film. Even the film’s director Sajid Khan was sacked and replaced by Farhad Samji, after several women named and shamed him on social media. However, even Sajid has categorically denied all the allegations made against him.
Apart from a complaint, Tanushree has even filed an FIR against Nana.