After the sparking the #Metoo movement in India by accusing veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, actress Tanushree Dutta is now all set to return to US. While speaking to the Mid-day, Dutta said that her original plans were to stay at Mumbai for only a month but now five months have gone by and her future lies in New Jersey, USA.
“My future lies there. I will head out early next year. When I came down to Mumbai, I thought I would go back after a month, but it’s been five months,” Tanushree Dutta said. The actress during her stay at Mumbai, accused that Nana Patekar demanded to shoot an intimate dance scene with her on the sets of 2008 film, ‘Horn OK Pleassss’. She also made serious allegations against filmmaker Vivek Agmihotri. She said Agmihotri asked her to remove clothes and dance before actor Irrfan Khan.
Speaking of the #Metoo movement which took several big names from various walks of life under its sway, but now seems to be fading away, she said, “I do not look at it as now hot, now cold. Such things are a revolution. What matters is its impact in the future. It has created an atmosphere where sexual predators are aware that they cannot get away with misbehaviour. It came as a surprise when women began calling out the sexual predators. I am aware that #MeToo cannot be front page news every day.”
The Aashiq Banaya Aapne actor is, however, hopeful of getting justice one day. She said, “I have been living with it for a decade without redressal. The legal process is not dependent on me being around. If I have to be around to push the case, what is the point of the legal system and law enforcers?”