Maneka Gandhi on Tanushree-Nana controversy: Harassment will not be tolerated

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 03, 2018, 07.24 AM(IST)

Nana Patekar and Tanushree Dutta Photograph:( Instagram )

Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar controversy has now reached the corridors of power in Delhi. Union minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has now reacted to the controversy and stated that "harassment of any kind will not be tolerated."

While speaking to a news agency, the Union Minister said, "Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. We were the first government to start 'SHe Box' on social media and women who wrote to us saying they are harassed, we took action immediately."

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Tanushree Dutta has accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of 'Horn Ok Pleassss' back in 2008. Dutta had claimed that that actor, along with the film's producer and director had sent MNS goons to vandalise her car as she tried to leave the sets. Footage of the attack has now gone viral on the Internet. 

Maneka Gandhi said that there was a need for a #MeToo movement in India as well. "I feel we should also start something called 'Me Too India' in which any woman who has been harassed at any point should write to us and we should investigate. For the first time NCW is going into every case complained to us and we go in detail."

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Patekar, who is currently shooting outside of Mumbai for 'Housefull 4' has denied Dutta's allegation and reportedly sent a legal notice to her demanding a written apology. The actress, however, has stated that she has not received any notice so far. 

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