The controversy of Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar has left the entire nation in shock. The actress has recently accused Nana of assaulting her on the sets of Horn OK Please. While, many have comes out in support of Tanushree. While, many are still maintaining stoic silence over the controversy.
Now, the latest actor who reacted on the controversy is none another than Annu Kapoor. When he was asked about the matter, he asked question on why Tanushree Dutta had not yet filed an official complain.
Speaking to media at a press conference on Thursday, he said, “Someone placed a hand on a woman, the woman was disrespected, the woman was insulted. If this story is proven to be true, whoever is the culprit should be punished. It could be anyone – Nana Patekar, Annu Kapoor or Narendra Modi. A woman’s pride and identity being hurt can’t be tolerated. But, bring the proof and punish the said culprit. Without any proof, if you accuse anybody over a certain issue, then with accusations, answer those questions as well that have been raised with it.”
“The Home Minister said something very important today. If someone has done wrong, you should file a complaint to the police. Why are you making it a media trial? Then, I start thinking and doubting your intentions. If I have a problem, I will straight away head to the police. The Home Minister really said the right thing. Talk about things with logic. We are neither in favour of anyone nor are we against them. We are with the truth. You prove it and it should be solved. Our Chief Justice and our court are very much in order and strict. We understand we have our problems but we work on them and try to solve it.” he added.
“But asking me whether Tanushree Dutta is wrong or Nana Patekar is wrong? Without knowing the truth, I wouldn’t say who is right and who is wrong. Our former colleague Shiney Ahuja, his career was destroyed after the rape case was filed. Because, the woman filed the complaint. When you talk about it 10 years later, it raises several questions. There are people in support of Nana Patekar. I have even worked with him. My first film that I directed and produced – the main hero of that film is Nana Patekar only. But, I can say that during those times, Nana Patekar would charge Rs 65 lakhs as signing amount after reading the film’s subject and script. Nana Patekar had done my film in Rs 21, 000. I am a direct witness of it and I did not see anything like that. The questions are raised. I am not saying that I am not with Tanushree Dutta. I stand with each and every woman who has been disrespected and she has been harassed. It could be Tanushree or Rakhi Sawant, I doesn’t matter,” Annu Kapoor concluded.
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Not only Nana, but Tanushree has also accused director Vivek Agnihotri of inappropriate behaviour while shooting for Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets adding that Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty stood up for her.
Meanwhile, the actress has received legal notice from Nana Patekar and Vivek Agnihotri.