Not enough evidence to prosecute Nana Patekar in sexual harassment case according to police

On June 13, Mumbai Police told the court that there was no evidence to prosecute actor Nana Patekar. Former Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta had accused Patekar of harassing her on the sets of movie 'Horn Ok Pleassss'

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In a recent development in the sexual harassment case filed against veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, Mumbai Police told the court that there was lack of evidence to prosecute Patekar for the charges of sexually harassing his co-star Tanushree Dutta.

The Aashiq Banaya Aapne actress had accused Patekar of misbehaving with her on the sets of their movie "Horn 'OK Pleassss" 10 years ago.

Meanwhile, the police in their report said that they could not find evidence to support the complaint and were "unable to continue the investigation."

After Dutta made the allegations against the Bollywood actor, India witnessed the start of its #MeToo movement, a year after a similar moment gathered pace in the US after several women went public against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Indian women took to Twitter to share their side of the story where they were harassed.  

The actress had filed a written complaint about the harassment at the Oshiwara police station in Mumbai. After which, Patekar sent a legal notice and demanded a written apology from the actress.

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