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Bollywood Actress Tanushree Dutta Files FIR Against Nana Patekar Alleging Sexual Assault

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| October 7 , 2018 , 10:32 IST

Bollywood Actress Tanushree Dutta on Saturday filed a written complaint against veteran actor Nana Patekar at the Oshiwada Police Station in Mumbai.

Earlier on Tuesday Dutta had alleged she was being harassed by Nana Patekar on the sets of 2009 film Horn 'Ok' Please.

The complaint, which was filed in Oshiwara police station in Mumbai, also names choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Sameer Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang.

In an interview to Zoom TV on September 25, the actress accused Patekar of intimidating and harassing her on the sets of the film Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss, which was released in 2009. She said Patekar used to harass her on the film’s set and had asked the director to include him in an “intimate step” in what was supposed to be the actress’ solo dance performance.

In her complaint, the actor said, “I hereby lodge my complaint for registration of FIR under section-354, 354(A), section-3A and section-504 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) against Nana Patel., Ganesh Acharya, producer same, Siddiqui, director Rakesh Sara ng a. MNS Party Workers.”

She further alleged, “He was grabbing me by the arms and pushing me around on the pretext of teaching me how to dance. While he was touching indecently and unnecessary, there I felt very uncomfortable because of his behaviour and I felt he has outraged my modesty I felt embarrassed. This behaviour was not natural and I did not fr comfortable about it.”

Patekar, who had denied the allegations then, once again reiterated his innocence on Saturday. “Whatever I had to say, I said 10 years back,” he told reporters at Mumbai airport. “What is a lie, is a lie. I will hold a press conference soon.”