Nana Patekar sends legal notice to Tanushree Dutta, seeks apology

Nana Patekar Tanushree Dutta

New Delhi, Oct 1: Actor Nana Patekar’s lawyer Rajendra Shirodhkar on Monday said that a legal notice has been sent to actress Tanushree Dutta, claiming that she has levelled false accusations of sexual harassment against the veteran actor.

Tanushree has said in recent media interviews that Patekar harassed her while shooting for a film Horn Ok Please in 2008. She opted out of the film because of Nana’s misbehaviour.

“A legal notice has already been sent to her and she will receive it today. The notice that I have sent is a standard one — denying allegations and asking for an apology,” said Shirodkar, according to a Firstpost report.

Earlier, speaking to the media, Tanushree had said that she is putting together a “team of lawyers and advocates” to defend herself. She had said on Saturday, “Contrary to claims made by Nana’s lawyer I have not received any legal notice. So bluffmaster gogo needs to step up his game a bit here. Instead of making empty threats to intimidate me into silence, send me a legal notice and then you will see what I will do with it!!.”

The 34-year-old actress had expressed concern over the lawyers who can do anything for money.

“Current scenario raises how when a victim speaks up there are morally bankrupt and corrupt lawyers and advocates who come forward to defend serial harassers and offenders for their two seconds of fame. Despite witnesses coming forward and all evidence in my support, I am being subjected to criminal intimidation and harassment by Nana’s helper.

Dutta also urged the Indian judicial system to take Nana and his lawyer into custody and question them.

“This lawyer along with his client should both be questioned and taken to task. I have a humble request to the Bar Association of India to call out and take action against him and other such people who help perpetrators further harass their victims and witnesses in the name of law,” she said in a statement.

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