Tanushree Dutta releases fresh statement against Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya and Rakhi Sawant
Several big names like Subhash Ghai, Sajid Khan, Vikas Bahl and now Rajkumar Hirani have been accused of sexual harassment by co-workers or former colleagues.
New Delhi: Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta shot back to limelight with her MeToo allegations levelled against the senior actor and then co-star Nana Patekar. She accused him of sexual misconduct on the sets of their movie 'Horn OK Pleassss' in 2008. She claimed that Nana Patekar demanded to do an intimate dance step with her. She also named choreographer Ganesh Acharya, director Rakesh Sarang and producer Sami Siddiqui as accomplices in the harassment she faced.
It opened a can of worms in Bollywood and one after another a whole list of sexual offenders were revealed. Several big names like Subhash Ghai, Sajid Khan, Vikas Bahl and now Rajkumar Hirani have been accused of sexual harassment by co-workers or former colleagues.
Now, months after the MeToo movement kind of slowed down, Tanushree has released a fresh statement against Nana, choregrapher Ganesh Acharya and Rakhi Sawant.
According to Bollywoodlife.com, in her statement, Tanushree wrote: "Ganesh Acharya, An ungrateful moron who was recommended by me for the horn ok please song and who turned on me just as quickly to help Nana get his way with me on the sets. His name is one of the four accused in my FIR. I wasn't harassed by just one but four ppl on set when I was only 24 years old and rising in my Bollywood career. This same Ganesh Acharya also went on to spread malicious rumours about me in the press thereafter and ruin my professional reputation. This guy is the brainchild behind all of the smear campaigns that were run on me by Rakhi Sawant where I was accused of all manner of derogatory things. I'm surprised that I'm still alive after so much humiliation 10 years ago as well as in the last 6 months of my stay in India where I took a stand against workplace harassment. You think you will survive opening your own academy and flourish?? I curse you won't!! I have cursed Rakhi, Ganesh Acharya, Nana, Rakesh Sarang, and producer Sami Siddiqui from the bottom of my heart and soul. Anyone who associates with you five personally or professionally or your businesses and affiliates will fall under this same curse and never prosper. Your children and the children of those that associate with you will suffer mental and emotional anguish the way I and my family have suffered. Mark my words carefully... Your firstborn sons will suffer physical torture and your daughters will suffer mental and emotional anguish! You will not prosper in any way. This curse is for anyone who has stigmatized me with their thoughts, words and/or actions and their associates and friends. Choose your friends and colleagues carefully then lest you be dammed too!! Enough of taking shit from you all.Right back at you. Take this and receive this into your soul.No priest or pundit or any holy or unholy person from any religion can get you out of it. The gods, goddesses and other spiritual entities will stay out of it as well so don't bother asking them to help. The solution to this curse will be revealed to you only by the supreme lord of this universe in due time after total repentance and in deep samadhi state."