Actor Tanushree Dutta has finally found support in her Bollywood colleagues with many of them admiring her for her courage, two days after she alleged that Nana Patekar harassed her on the sets of a film in 2008.
In a recent TV interview, Dutta had said Patekar misbehaved with her on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Pleasss’ ten years ago. The actor also alleged that Patekar had the tacit support of the film-makers.
In a lengthy Twitter post, journalist Janice Sequeira narrated her account of the incident, provoking many from the Hindi film industry to react to Tanushree’s allegations.
“This thread is very telling. @janiceseq85 was there at the time of the incident being debated today,” Farhan Akhtar wrote late Thursday alongside Sequeira’s account of the incident.
“Even when #TanushreeDutta had career concerns to keep quiet 10 years ago she did not and her story hasn’t changed now. Her courage should be admired, not her intention questioned,” he added.
“Agreed… The world needs to #BelieveSurviviors,” Priyanka Chopra commented on Farhan’s post Friday.
Parineeti Chopra said, “I agree too. Survivors are survivors because they have dealt with something horrible and come out on the other side. So believe them, respect them.”
Sonam K Ahuja said it was important for the industry to come together to support the victims and encourage them. “Many of my co-workers, female and male have been harassed and bullied, but it’s their story to tell. If we don’t encourage their voices and instead vilify and question them, how will victims ever become survivors? Let them speak up! Stand up with them,” she tweeted.
Konkona Sen Sharma tweeted, “We all know the reality of the power imbalance that exists in the workplace. Let us encourage these voices instead of shaming them so that others may have the strength to come forward.”
Sharing Sequeira’s post director Anurag Kashyap said people should stop questioning the victim. “This should stop the questioning of intention of Tanushree Datta because there is a witness account of what happened and @janiceseq85 is as credible as the come… This should stop the speculation about the intention of the survivor,” he wrote.
Richa Chadha praised Dutta for being courageous enough to open up about the harassment she faced during her time in the films. Twinkle Khanna said a healthy working environment is a fundamental right. Filmmaker Hansal Mehta said he was proud of Tanushree but was “cynical” about the results.
Stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, however, evaded a direct answer when asked about Dutta’s claim.
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