Tanushree Dutta had accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of their film ‘Horn Ok Pleasss’ in 2008. The actor had reportedly misbehaved with the actress while shooting a dance number. Dutta recently filed an FIR against the actor at the Oshiwara Police station for the same.ere’s how Daisy Shah is connected to the Tanushree Dutta – Nana Patekar Sexual Harassment case – Some time ago, actress
Mumbai Police has now summoned ‘Race 3’ actress Daisy Shah to record her statement in connection with the case. The dancer-turned-actress was assisting dance choreographer Ganesh Acharya on the song when the incident took place. And, that’s why her statement is crucial on the matter.
Dutta had also accused that when she refused to shoot for the song, Patekar and the film’s producer had called goons on the sets and also threatened her to apologise to Nana by damaging her car.
In an interview given to News18 about the issue, Daisy Shah had said, “I was just an assistant choreographer who knew nothing about what all was happening. I have nothing to say about it. My job over there was only to teach steps. I wasn’t the part of the internal conversation of what was happening and not happening. I was just like a random person who was shooting on that film.”
She further added that, “I wasn’t only concentrating on one artiste; there were 30 other dancers on set. I wasn’t even in the position where I could even speak or I had to even notice anything because I was so busy with my own work. My all sympathies are with Tanushree but I swear I know nothing about it.”
Meanwhile, Nana Patekar has denied all allegations against him and has instead slapped a legal notice against the actress. His lawyer Aniket Nikam told news agency ANI, “All allegations against him (Nana Patekar) are false and far from the truth”.
Tanushree Dutta’s allegations had caused a nationwide uproar. Post this, several of the biggies were called out by various women for sexually harassing them. AIB founders Tanmay Bhatt, Gursimran Khamba, director Sajid Khan, actor Alok Nath, director Vikas Bahl were some of the high profile names whose names were taken. Politician MJ Akbar has also been accused by several women of sexual misconduct.