Recently Nana Patekar was given a clean chit by the police from the sexual harassment case filed against the actor by Tanushree Dutta.
On the grounds of no ‘prima facie’ case against him, Nana Patekar is free from the allegations.
Last year, Tanushree Dutta had, accused Patekar of behaving inappropriately with her on the sets of their film ‘Horn Ok Pleassss.’ According to some reports, she asserted that he tried to forcefully introduce intimate steps into the choreography of a special song in the film. She told earlier that Ganesh Acharya, the choreographer, had also stepped aside 'obediently' when Patekar tried to do this. However, Rakhi Sawant replaced her in the song later as Tanushree had walked out of the film.
But now, Mumbai Police has informed a local court that it has no evidence to prosecute Nana in a molestation case and gave a clean chit.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Paramjit Singh Dahiya told PTI that on Wednesday, before a metropolitan magistrate in Andheri, the suburban Oshiwara police filed a 'B Summary' report.
For those who do not know, a 'B-Summary' report is filed whenever the police do not find any proof against the accused to file a charge sheet.
However, the Magistrate court is yet to pass an order on the closure report. Also, it will hear arguments of all parties concerned, before accepting or rejecting the report.
In a statement issued here, Dutta said that she is “neither shocked nor surprised." Moreover, her lawyer said,
“We haven’t yet received any official communication from the police yet. However, we will challenge the closure report."She said,
“A corrupt police force and legal system giving a clean chit to an even more corrupt person Nana who has been accused even in the past of bullying, intimidation and harassment by several women in the film industry. Our witnesses have been silenced by intimidation and fake witnesses have been put forth to weaken the case. What was the rush to file a B summary report when all of my witnesses have not even recorded their statements yet?? I'm neither shocked nor surprised being a woman in India this is something we all have got used to.
I mean if rape accused Alok Nath got a clean chit and returned to movies then surely it was not going to be difficult for harassment accused Nana Patekar to get himself or shall we say buy himself a clean chit to continue to bully hapless young women. But the proof is often in the pudding and a gentle reminder to the Indian public to watch the video of my car being mercilessly attacked and broken while me and my family tried to escape from these monsters on Horn ok Pleasse set 10 years ago. After this if you still decide to watch their movies and support then it's your bad karma. You are a corrupt people with no justice but Gods justice will rain on you someday hopefully and will avenge for all the humiliation, insult, harassment, judgement and trauma I have had to endure in the last 10+ years because of this attitude. That is my hope finally for a life without hope is like a candle without fire. I pray that I never have to deal with this kind of toxicity ever again in life.
Im tired of fighting alone against oppressors, bullies and a corrupt system. I have better things to do in life with my talent and skill-set and I need to focus on those but please don’t take this example to mean that you will not be heard when u speak up!!Continue to expose these creeps through social media and other platforms so that in future people would think twice before troubling an innocent young girl. I still believe btw that I will get justice and victory will be mine!! How..only time will tell.”
Tanushree filed a charge against Nana in October 2018 for harassing and misbehaving with her while shooting a song in 2008.