Janice Sequeira – Journalist
A line that Janice Sequeira said: “Even the Decade ago the incident happened with any woman that moment was not gone from our mind it remains the same and constant in our memory. What happened with #TanushreeDutta on the sets of “Horn Ok Please” is one such incident – I was there. NanaPatekar” wrote journalist Janice Sequeira.
Nana Patekar’s name is constantly coming in the headlines, as actress Tanushree Dutta has again named veteran actor for allegedly sexually harassing her on the sets of the film Horn ‘Ok’ Please in 2008. A moment that was happened a decade ago but hats-off to the Tanushree Dutta, How she can handle all the incident.
While no celebrity has come in support of the Aashiq Banaya Aapne actress, a journalist named Janice Sequeira has posted a series of tweets, as she was present at the shooting location when this incident took place in 2008.
“I was a cub reporter in 2008, assigned by Aaj Tak and Headlines Today to cover the BTS of a song being shot for this film. When I arrived, I was told shooting had been stalled because the actress, Tanushree Dutta was “being difficult” because of some reasons.
‘Tanushree Was Visibly Upset’
“I could see Tanushree Dutta on set, visibly upset about something. NanaPatekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya and a man (who I later found was the producer) were having a conversation with her.
Later, Nana Patekar Had Said, “Tanushree is my Daughter”
“A while later, shooting resumed. Tanushree resumed work, and a couple shots later, #NanaPatekar joined her. Not long after that, Tanushree walked off set. Shooting halted again. Because she locked herself in her vanity van, refusing to come out for shooting. Out of nowhere, Production Team comes out and start banging against the vanity van door. I was told the producers had called them to set. Cops arrived. Amidst this chaos, I got hold of NanaPatekar. All he said was, “she is my Daughter”, which didn’t really make any sense at that point of time.”
‘Tanushree Was Attacked’
“Eventually, Tanushree’s parents arrived to pick her up. Her car was attacked, the windshield broken. I tried to get in touch with Tanushree Dutta to know about that event which is held on. Around midnight, she asked me to come to her place. In tears, she narrated what really happened and NanaPatekar does with me.
‘A Lewd Dance Step Was Introduced So That Nana Patekar Could Touch Her Inappropriately’
“Tanushree told me that after three days of rehearsals, Ganesh Acharya changed every step on the day of a shoot. NanaPatekar was never being a part of the choreography of dance song but he forced the producers into getting him a step of to shake a leg with Tanushree Dutta. Later, she said, a dance step was introduced on the insistence of Nana Patekar, on that base he could touch her inappropriately at that moment. That’s where alarm bells rang, and Tanushree Dutta decided to walk off set. What she didn’t expect was the aggression shown by the production Team after this.”
The Eye Witness Supports Tanushree Dutta
“The chat I had with Tanushree Dutta is too long after the incident happened to the account she’s come out with now is appreciable. I was shocked at how a woman does not speak up the truth which is held a decade later.
Janice Sequeira Says That Tanushree Dutta Is Not ‘Desperate’ For Attention
The people’s who is either going to be ignoring or downplaying Tanushree Dutta by calling him as a desperate woman who only wants the attention of Fans and put up many questions why she didn’t speak out earlier but it’s not – she did. Interviews by Tanushree Dutta were followed by a press conference by NanaPatekar where she was called out as an unprofessional woman.” That was really a bad moment for Tanushree Dutta.
Here’s How She Concluded Her Tweet…
“Things are changes not the same anymore (even though, they aren’t exactly different either). In the west, the MeToo moment is established in which the women had encouraged and come out to speak up that what they suffer from. If it’s, in turn, inspiring women in India to speak all the incident out, we need to find an easy way to encourage it. We all know there are hundreds and thousands of women who are too afraid to speak out against sexual assault and misconduct, lest they are called “unprofessional”. They will only speak up if we appreciate – even laud – the courage of #TanushreeDutta, and not look the other way.”