If you do not know what the Tanushree Dutta Case is, you are definitely under the rock. Here’s what it is all about. The actress has accused Nana Patekar of harassing and threatening her on a film set a decade ago. She has alleged that Vivek Agnihotri told her to strip off camera for a scene while filming 2005 movie Chocolate.
In lieu of this, the actress has been served two legal notices, one by Nana Patekar and another from Vivek Agnihotri. Vivek has denied the allegations against him. His lawyer Nidhish Mehrotra has released a statement and have sued the actress on the charge of defamation.
Says the lawyer,
“The allegations leveled against my client Mr. Vivek Agnihotri by Ms.Tanushree Dutta for misbehaviour and/or harassment are absolutely false, frivolous and vexatious. These allegations are deliberate and have been borne with an intent to attract publicity and wreak personal vendetta against my client with mala-fide intentions. On the instruction of my client, we have served a legal notice to initiate defamation action against her and all the news agencies that have engaged in unethical and immoral conduct to promote sensational journalism without any diligence or proper verification and with the intent of defaming my client.
This press release also requests all the media agencies, their electronic channels and social media handles and public at large to refrain from reporting in this case against my client without evidence. Failing which, we shall be forced to take necessary legal action.”
Sattyajit Gazmer, an associate director of Chocolate took to social media and shared a detailed insight regarding what actually happened on the sets while shooting. Check it out here:
In response to receiving the legal notices here’s what Tanushree Dutta said,
“I have been slapped with two legal notices. One from Nana Patekar and another from Vivek Agnihotri. Both their teams are on a smear campaign against me by constructing outright lies and misinformation on social media platforms and other public platforms.”
“This is the price you pay for speaking out against harassment, humiliation, and injustice in India,” she added.