#MeToo India: FIR filed against Nana Patekar, three others

Amitabh Bachchan’s take on MeToo movement after being called out by Tanushree Dutta

Amitabh Bachchan’s take on MeToo movement after being called out by Tanushree Dutta

Earlier in the evening, the actor had reached the Oshiwara Police Station to record her statement regarding the case, another official said.

Offences have been registered against them under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman), the official said, adding that no arrest has been made so far. According to Dutta's advocate, Nitin Satpute said that a similar complaint had been filed by the actor back in 2008 as well.

Back in 2008, Tanushree's father Tapan Kumar Dutta had filed an FIR when she allegedly underwent the ordeal and her vehicle was attacked while exiting the sets of "Horn Ok Pleasss".

The police have named all four in the First Information Report (FIR) - Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang. She added that on October 5, days after she spoke out again after a decade, she was publicly embarrassed by comments allegedly made by Siddiqui in a television interview.

The MSCW will also be writing to production houses in Mumbai to ensure compliance with the requirement by law of setting up of internal complaints committee to deal with issues of sexual harassment. "Before the shoot, I had clearly mentioned that I will not enact and/or perform any lewd or vulgar or uncomfortable steps in the particular song", she claimed in her statement.

The ex-actor says she was "getting very disturbed, distracted and uncomfortable".

Dutta was to be the only performer in the song, with Patekar delivering one dialogue that was to be initially shot separately, her complaint states. However, the producer refused to budge and Dutta had no choice but to leave the studio, the complaint said.

She also lodged a complaint with the Cine & TV Artists Association (CINTAA) in March 2008.

While Tanushree Dutta was expected to take a legal action by filing an FIR against Patekar and others, the actress is said to have filed a complaint at Women's Commission on Tuesday with the help of her lawyer.

"The complainant has stated that more than 100 people were present on the set at the time when the offence took place".