Mumbai police reportedly acquires original 2008 complaint of Tanushree Dutta against Nana Patekar


The Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar case is getting murkier by the day as in a massive twist, a leading daily reports that police officials in Mumbai have acquired the original letter that the actress had submitted to Cine And TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) a day after she was allegedly harassed by the veteran actor on the sets of their film Horn OK Please in 2008.

The report added that police officials will investigate the case further by recording the statements of the representatives of CINTAA, who were working at the association in 2008, to inquire details of the official probe in the case.

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[caption id="attachment_153470" align="aligncenter" width="647"] File photo of Tanushree Dutta.[/caption]

"When Tanushree visited Oshiwara police station for the first time, she had given us a copy of her previous complaint, which she had submitted at CINTAA a day after the incident in 2008. On the basis of that complaint, a fresh FIR was registered against Patekar, because even then she had clearly mentioned how he had molested her,” the daily quoted a source in the Mumbai police as saying.

Tanushree first spoke about Patekar's misbehaviour in 2008. In September, she recounted her experience in the wake of the global #Metoo movement.

[caption id="attachment_147466" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Nana Patekar photographed in Mumbai.[/caption]


Tanushree’s accusation against Patekar escalated the #MeToo movement in India where several women outed filmmakers and actors as well as alleged sexual predators. So far, Alok Nath, Subhash Ghai, Vikas Bahl and Rajat Kapoor have been accused of sexual harassment.