Actor Tanushree Dutta has been served legal notices by actor Nana Patekar and filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri days after she accused them of harassment.
She told ANI that she has also been threatened by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).
I have been slapped with two legal notices today (October 3). One from Nana Patekar & another from Vivek Agnihotri. This is the price you pay for speaking out against harassment, humiliation&injustice in India: Tanushree Dutta (File pic) pic.twitter.com/cpRMNbFIqB— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2018
Violent threats are being issued against me by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS). I'm being threatened to be dragged to the court & legal system of India as we all know can keep woman & her supporters as well as media silent on the pretext of 'matter sub judice': Tanushree Dutta https://t.co/68v3IVQHfb— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2018
The youth wing of MNS also reportedly handed a letter to the makers of reality show Bigg Boss asking them to not let Dutta.
Youth wing of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) today handed over a letter to Bigg Boss makers at the show's Lonavala set, threatening them of violence if #TanushreeDutta enters the house pic.twitter.com/OeGoooqj0M— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2018
Reports say that even as Dutta is being given police protection, people tried to barge into her home on Wednesday while the cops were on a lunch break.
Hindustan Timesquoted her as saying, "Today while I was at home and the police personnel posted outside my home were on a lunch break two unnamed suspicious individuals tried getting into our home uninvited but were stopped just in time by security personnel in the building. Later the police came back from their break and secured the premises again. Violent threats are being issued against me by the MNS party."
Dutta had accused Patekar of harassment and intimidation on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss almost 10 years ago. She has alleged that when she brought it up with the producer and director of the film, they did nothing to help her.
Since Dutta's interview with Zoom TV, where she made the allegations, several celebrities including Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Swara Bhaskar have come out to support her, while others have dodged questions on sexual harassment in Bollywood.