Tanushree Dutta has accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of the 2008 film Horn Ok Pleasss. The actress has alleged that Nana misbehaved with her on the film sets and used intimidation to threaten her into submission and agree to his demands. She also alleged that he had called the goons of Raj Thackeray’s MNS party workers to attack her and her car. A video also became viral that showed a mob attacking Tanushree’s car while police are trying to control the situation.
In a media interaction, Tanushree revealed that MNS party has once again threatened her with a violent attack and she has been promised 24 hours police protection. She also said that the MNS party has an ideology like the Al-Qaeda or ISIS. She told a leading daily “Raj Thackeray's MNS party in an interview given to a leading daily has threatened me with a violent attack. This on top of other threats issued to me from Nana's side. Amidst all this, the Mumbai police have reached out and offered their support. They have promised me 24 hours police protection and have posted their armed personnel around my home. I would like to thank the Mumbai police force for coming forward to protect me and helping me strengthen my resolve."
Tanushree also said, “MNS is not just a party but an ideology like Al-Qaeda or ISIS...they are a violent disruptive communal, intolerant ideology and anyone from any profession can pledge allegiance to it.” She also said that Nana tried to ‘cover up’ the attack with a lie. She said, “There was a lie that was spun by the four culprits; Nana, Ganesh Acharya, director Rakesh Sarang and producer Sami Siddique as well as their supporters on set and outside the set, the MNS party, who were called to mob-attack me. The lie was that someone from our side did something to instigate that attack and that it was an altercation between us and media. It was a lie to cover up and justify the heinous nature of the attack.”
MNS has denied the claims of the actress and has threatened to put a brake on her career. Amey Khopkar, president of the party’s film workers’ union told the daily, “Reporters were telling me she is creating controversy because she plans to enter a reality TV show. If that happens, we will not allow the filming to take place. In fact, we will not allow her to work in the industry at all.” Salman Khan’s show Bigg Boss got dragged in the controversy and the MNS party workers alleged that Tanushree might be planning to enter the house but threatened that if that happened they will not let the show run.