Nana Patekar has been given a clean chit by the Mumbai police, as they were unable to find any evidence to support Tanushree Dutta’s claims that he sexually harassed her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008. According to a recent interview in Bombay Times, the actress calls the development ‘disgusting’ and revealed that the reason for the lack of evidence is because the statements of all her witnesses were not even recorded.
“This is disgusting because Nana Patekar has been trying to get a clean chit for a while now. I have also mentioned this earlier in an interview that our witnesses have been getting threat calls, and they are being intimidated and pressured in every way so that they do not record their statements with the police. We have 10 witnesses, out of which only one-and-a-half statements have been recorded. The others have not even come forward, as they have got threat calls,” Tanushree stated.
She also spoke about the innumerable threats causing witnesses to back out. According to the actress, the evidence presented against him is not being able to reach the police.
“Cops say that there is lack of evidence. How will credible evidence be produced, if the accused is making sure that no evidence against him reaches the police? The witnesses that the police have recorded the statements (in his favour) from, are his friends. From the unit present during the time of the shoot back then, no one was really my friend. Also, the witnesses did not say nothing happened, they said, they don’t remember anything,” she added.
Tanushree claims that Nana Patekar is desperate to get his name cleared as he wants to make a comeback in Bollywood. “Disappointment happens when you are shocked about something. I didn’t have much expectation from the harassment case. I also think Nana Patekar is desperately trying to come back to Bollywood and now, he wants his name to be cleared somehow. My only hope of judgment now is from God. I will continue this fight,” she said.