Recently, many women not only from Bollywood but from the other industries as well, have come forward and narrated their horrifying stories of assault. It all started with Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar. Many B-Town celebs, Priyanka Chopra, Swaka Bhaskar, Richa Chadda among others made their statements and came out supporting the victims. Now, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has opened up on the same and said that the entertainment industry should support women but at the same time give the accused a chance to be looked upon as innocent until proven guilty.
Recently, Mahesh told news agency ANI about the #MeToo movement in India and said, “I see it as final awakening of Indian women saying enough is enough. It’s not restricted to the film industry. The entertainment industry should support women, but also give the person who is accused the right to be looked upon as innocent till proven guilty: Mahesh Bhatt on #MeToo”.
On a related note, Tanushree alleged that Nana Patekar had sexually harassed her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008. The former actor alleged that Nana added some inappropriate dance steps in the choreography of the song she was supposed to perform for the film. The actress added that she walked out of the sets furiously after seeing that nobody from the film’s team came to her rescue even when she complained about the incident to the producer.