While we all know how the #metoomovement has taken bollywood to a standstill and by storm, we cannot forget how and with which case it all started..
It all started again when Tanushree Dutta in an interview with Zoom brought into attention again how Nana Patekar and Ganesh Acharya had harassed her sexually and mentally on the sets of 2008 film, Horn Ok Pleass’.. Tanushree brought into attention how Nana forcibly wanted to do a dance sequence with her when it was not even a part of the original plan.
This resulted in bringing a storm for all the good reasons which had exposed some big names of the industry wit respect to sexual harassment cases like Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, Vikas Bahl, Anu Malik, Subhash Ghai and many more.
Although Tanushree has received a lot of support from within the industry, nobody has brought in limelight by openly defending Nana Patekar.
However seems like Nana has found support but from the zone of politics.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray said on the whole issue-
“I know Nana Patekar; he is indecent. He does crazy things but I don’t think he can do such a thing,” the MNS chief said.
Claiming that he knows Nana Patekar as someone who does “crazy things”, Thackeray said that Patekar can’t do such a thing even know he is known to be “indecent”. He further said that the court will look into the matter and the people must not arrive at a judgement on social media.
“I know Nana Patekar; he is indecent. He does crazy things but I don’t think he can do such a thing. Court will look into it. What is the media to do with it? #MeToo is a serious matter, the debate over it on Twitter isn’t right,” the MNS chief said at an event.
Thackeray further said that the movement may have been given the lead to divert attention from other important issues of rising petrol prices, rupee value decreasing against the dollar and the lack of jobs, unemployment in the country.
“If any woman faces something unwarranted, she can approach the MNS for help,” Raj Thackeray said. Women should raise their voice when they face oppression, and not after 10 years, the MNS chief added.