No proof against Nana Patekar: Police close sexual harassment case filed by Tanushree Dutta


    Radhika Dhawad | Jun 13, 2019 15:49

    Mumbai Police closed the sexual harassment case filed by Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta against senior actor Nana Patekar citing lack of evidence.
    L to R: Tanushree Dutta, Nana Patekar

    Mumbai Police closed the sexual harassment case filed by Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta against senior actor Nana Patekar citing lack of evidence.

    The Mumbai Police on Thursday informed a local court in Andheri about the same. Oshiwara police on Wednesday had filed a ‘B Summary’ report before a metropolitan magistrate in Andheri. A ‘B-Summary’ report is filed when the police do not find any proof against the accused to file a charge sheet and seek trial.

    Dutta in her statement about Patekar had said, “Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has always been disrespectful towards women. People in the industry know about his background. That he has beaten actresses, he has molested them, his behaviour with women has always been crude but no publication has printed anything about it.”

    In September 2018, Tanushree Dutta started the #MeToo movement by  accusing Nana Patekar of harassing her on the sets of 2008’s ‘Horn Ok Pleassss!’ Dutta had also alleged that while shooting for a song, Patekar had inappropriately touched her despite making it clear that she wouldn’t perform vulgar or uncomfortable steps.