Tanushree Dutta slaps Rakhi Sawant with Rs 10 cr defamation suit
Mumbai: The #MeToo movement in India is gaining momentum day by day after Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta brought sexual misconduct allegation on veteran actor Nana Patekar.
According to reports, Tanushree Dutta has filed a defamation case on Rakhi Sawant for Rs 10 crore. Advocate Nitin Satpute was quoted saying, “We have filed a criminal and civil defamation case against Rakhi Sawant for maligning my client’s character and image.” He further added that if she fails to revert, she will be punished for two years or fine or both.
The former Miss India shared her story alleging that Nana sexually harassed her during the shoot of a song from ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’, has filed a police complaint and is taking the legal route to address this issue.
In 2008, post Tanushree’s departure from the project, Rakhi stepped in her shoes and finished the special number which featured in the film when it released.
Controversy queen Rakhi Sawant, recently took a press conference where she called Tanushree a ‘liar’ and accused her seeking publicity with her ‘cooked up stories’. Reacting to Rakhi’s allegations, Tanushree has now slapped a Rs. 10 crore defamation suit against the actress.
Rakjhi said, “These are fake allegations on Nana Patekar ji and Ganesh Acharya. Tanushree Dutta has gone mad. She was in a coma for 10 years. She has just woke up after a coma of 10 years. I don’t like saying such things about a woman. I respect women, but this Tanushree Dutta who has returned from America after 10 years vomited such things because she has exhausted all the money from her bank account and has no work, has nothing and is blaming Nana Patekar ji.”
On the other hand, Nana Patekar has responded to the complaint filed by Tanushree with the Cine and Television Artistes’ Association (CINTAA), calling her claims ‘motivated’ and ‘malicious’.