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India’s #MeToo movement takes aim at alleged sexual misconduct, triggering probes, departures

The #MeToo movement in India has gathered momentum in recent days, with more than a dozen complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct leveled online against prominent journalists, actors, movie directors, comedians and other public figures. On Monday, it triggered an investigation into a leading journalist and questions about the future of India’s top comedy collective. The Hindustan Times, one of India’s major national papers, said that Prashant Jha, its political editor and chief of bureau, has been…

Sexual harassment: Tanushree Dutta files complaint against Nana Patekar

MUMBAI: The Indian actress whose public allegations of sexual harassment by a Bollywood star is sparking a string of similar #MeToo claims has filed a formal complaint, police told AFP Sunday. Former Miss Universe contestant Tanushree Dutta first alleged in 2008 that multi-award-winning Nana Patekar behaved inappropriately towards her during the making of a romantic comedy the same year. No action was taken at the time against Patekar and she made no formal complaint. But emboldened by the global #MeToo campaign --…

Tanushree Dutta says received legal notices with ‘threats’ over sexual harassment

MUMBAI: Indian actress Tanushree Dutta  who alleges she was sexually harassed on two film sets said Thursday she has received legal notices and threats of violence over her claims. Former Miss Universe contestant Tanushree Dutta said she was sexually harassed by multi-award-winning Bollywood star Nana Patekar during the filming of the romantic comedy "Horn Ok Pleassss" in 2008. Dutta first made the allegations ten years ago after walking off the set. She repeated the claim during a recent interview, also alleging…

Nana Patekar begins legal battle against Tanushree Dutta over harassment allegations

NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has sent a legal notice to Tanushree Dutta, stating that she has leveled false accusations of sexual harassment against the veteran actor. Patekar’s legal counsel sent a notice to the actress of Aashiq Banaya Aapne on Monday. Tanushree has said in recent interviews that Patekar had harassed her during the shooting of their 2008 film, Horn OK Please and also demanded to do an intimate dance step with her. “A legal notice has already been sent to her and she will receive it today.…

Bollywood stars back Tanushree Dutta who claims she was sexually harassed by veteran actor Nana Patekar

MUMBAI: Bollywood stars are speaking up against sexual harassment after allegations against veteran actor Nana Patekar surfaced this week, with several calling for action against perpetrators in an industry that is notorious for its exploitation of women. Tanushree Dutta, a Bollywood actress and former Miss India, said in press interviews this week that Patekar, a veteran actor who is now 67, had harassed her on the sets of a film in 2008. Dutta had made the same allegations in 2008 and Patekar had denied them at the…

Nana Patekar: Versatile superstar wants challenging roles to explore more

Veteran Bollywood star Nana Patekar has never fallen short in proving his mettle repeatedly in commercial as well as in offbeat movies and actor gets heap of praise for his versatility in roles he performs on the screen. At a recent trailer launch event of his movie 'Wedding Anniversary', Nana said, "Since I belong to the theater (background), I enjoy working in these kind of films which give you a challenge and scope to explore, as an actor. I like to experiment with commercial as well as offbeat movies." The…