Actress Tanushree Dutta is now fighting a legal battle against Nana Patekar after she accused him of sexually harassing her on the sets of Horn OK Pleasss, 10 years back in 2008. The actress has been considered the torchbearer of the ongoing #MeToo movement that has stormed the nation. While Tanushree has been appreciated widely for maintaining her stance and showing courage to speak up, actress Rakhi Sawant has been criticising her by calling her names ever since Tanushree raised the issue in the media.
In her recent press conference, Rakhi didn’t only call Tanushree a liar but also alleged that she’s a lesbian and has raped her multiple times. Now, Tanushree has spoken out on the matter expressing that all the new claims made against her are nothing but a nuisance. She talked to the media and commented on Rakhi’s allegations. While she didn’t take Rakhi’s name, she clarified that neither does she take drugs nor does she smoke.
In a statement reported by Zee Media’s Amit Ramsay, Tanushree said, “For those uninitiated in the art of guerrilla war tactics: Smear campaigns never run fair or square. So just to set the record straight: I’m not a drug addict, I don’t smoke or Drink and I am most definitely not a Lesbian. In fact, I’m too much of a woman for this patriarchal and misogynistic cesspool to handle. Hence, the perverted character assassination attempts to shut me up… it’s clearly not working”.
She added that one should not attempt to make a joke out of a much-needed serious movement. She said, “Let’s not make a jokery of such a serious movement that can potentially bring positive changes of mindset in our society”.
Earlier, making new allegations on Tanushree, Rakhi said, “Aap (Tanushree) lesbian hain or aapne mera baar baar balatkaar kiya hai. Isne Rakhi Sawant ko target kiya hai. Jagah batau? Aap ayiye or kahye na ki aapne mera balatkaar nahi kiya? (Tanushree, you are a lesbian and you have raped me again and again. She has targeted Rakhi Sawant. Does she want to know about the place where she had raped me? Why doesn’t she come out now and say that she didn’t rape me?)