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Tanushree Dutta accuses ‘Bollywood mafia’ of harassment

Celebrities often take to social media to voice their concern over matters that have been gravely affecting them – directly or indirectly. With this time being no different, Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta has posted a long note on Instagram regarding her personal life, mentioning that she is being excessively targeted and harassed.

Posting a picture of herself clad in red, Tanushree explained her ordeal of being “targeted” by “Bollywood mafia, political circuit and anti-national elements”. The actor mentioned that although she has been under severe mental and physical pressure, she would not resort to taking her own life. Tanushree had made headlines in 2018 when the #MeToo movement gained momentum in India after she shared her sexual harassment allegations against renowned Bollywood celebrities including Nana Patekar.

Meanwhile, Tanushree shared that she was in talks about various upcoming projects. The actor said that she “barely escaped death” after some recent incidents, but was not going anywhere and was “here to stay and resurrect” her career.

Sharing her recent encounters, Tanushree penned, “I’m being harassed and targeted very badly. Please someone do something! First it was my Bollywood work being sabotaged last year, then a maid was planted to douse my drinking water with medications and steroids, which caused all kinds of severe health problems, and then when I escaped to Ujjain in May, my vehicle brakes were tampered with twice and met with an accident. I barely escaped death and returned to Mumbai after 40 days to resume normal life and work.”

She continued, “Now strange disgusting stuff is going on in my building outside my flat. I’m not going to commit suicide for sure yeh kaan kholkar sun lo sab log (I will not die by suicide. Everyone hear this loud and clear), nor am I leaving and going anywhere. I’m here to stay and resurrect my public career to greater heights than ever before.”

Tanushree blamed the ‘Bollywood mafia’ and the ‘political circuit of Maharashtra’ for the attacks hurled at her. The actor also said that the #MeToo culprits, whom she exposed, are behind all this. Earlier, Tanushree had accused Nana of sexual harassment and getting too close to her, while shooting for a song for the 2008 film Horn Ok Please.

She said that he called members of a political party to intimidate her when she refused to perform a dance sequence with him. The actor had also alleged that Ganesh Acharya, who was the choreographer for the song, introduced new steps which were supposedly intimate.

“The Bollywood Mafia, the old political circuit of Maharashtra (which still has influence here) and nefarious anti-national criminal elements together usually operate like this to trouble people. I’m very sure the #MeToo culprits and the NGO that I exposed are behind all this because why else would I be targeted and harassed like this? Shame on you all. Shame on you,” Tanushree lashed out in her post.

She said that she knows a lot of people will try to dismiss her allegations. The actor said her discussing some topics on Instagram had “rubbed off some people the wrong way”. She said, “All the rumours must be true if someone like me, who is not even connected to stuff is being targeted like this. I will deepen my spiritual sadhana more despite all this and strengthen my spirit further. I also really want to focus on the new business and work opportunities I am getting and start fresh in life.”

Tanushree concluded, “It’s severe mental, physical and psychological harassment. What kind of place is this where young boys and girls can just be harassed and killed for standing against injustice? I wish President’s Rule and military rule to be established in Maharashtra and central govt exerting total control over ground-level matters too. Things are really going out of hand here. Regular folks like me are suffering. Something drastic has to happen here. Today it’s me, tomorrow it can be you too.”

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