Bollywood actor Nana Patekar cleared of sexual harassment charges | 2019-06-15

Bollywood actor Nana Patekar cleared of sexual harassment charges

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15th June, 2019 01:22:35 printer

Bollywood actor Nana Patekar cleared of sexual harassment charges

 

Bollywood actor Nana Patekar was cleared of sexual harassment charges after police said on Thursday they had not found sufficient evidence.

Patekar was accused by actress Tanushree Dutta of harassing her in 2008 on the sets of a film they both starred in.

Patekar has always denied the allegations.

But they resurfaced in 2018, sparking India's #MeToo movement and leading to Dutta registering a new case.

Dutta, 35, had said that Patekar, 68, demanded that intimate dance steps between the two of them be included in a song - even though she had said this made her uncomfortable.

She also said he threatened her when she rejected him. She was 24 at the time.

Patekar has denied this account. "What does she mean by sexual harassment? We were on the set and there were 200 people sitting in front of us," he said in an interview to the news channel Mirror Now.


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