Nana Patekar cancels press conference on Tanushree Dutta's sexual harassment allegations

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The Indian actress whose public allegations of sexual harassment by a Bollywood star is sparking a string of similar #MeToo claims has filed a formal complaint, police told AFP Sunday. "Although we have spoken and written to her (regarding the matter) she is yet to revert", Amit Behl, Senior Joint Secretary, CINTAA, told PTI. While Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Swara Bhaskar, Richa Chadha have come out in support of Tanushree, Nana Patekar has dismissed all the allegations. However, Tanushree lashed out saying that her husband is still working with Nana.

Dutta said she had also received "violent threats" from the fringe, far-right nationalist group Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and has been hounded by a "smear campaign" on social media since reiterating her claims against the pair. It appears now that rules are meant to be broken.

After much drama and deliberation that played out over the past week, actor Nana Patekar finally made an appearance to clear the air on the allegations made by Tanushree Dutta.

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The incident can be traced back to the year 2008, when Tanushree Dutta was shooting with Nana Patekar for a song in the film Horn Ok Pleassss.

Patekar, who was shooting for the upcoming film Housefull 4 in Jodhpur with actors Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon and others, returned to Mumbai on Saturday.

Dutta also named choreographer Ganesh Acharya in the complaint. Ms Dutta eventually quit the film in question. Actor Hrithik Roshan, whom Mr Bahl is directing in Super 30, has said that a "harsh stand" will be taken against the filmmaker if he is proved guilty - Mr Bahl's former business partners Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane have said in tweets that they believe he is.

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