Actor Nana Patekar’s lawyer Rajendra Shirodhkar said on Monday that a legal notice has been sent to Tanushree Dutta, claiming that she has levelled false accusations of sexual harassment against the veteran actor.
“A legal notice has already been sent to her and she will receive it today. The notice that I have sent is a standard one — denying allegations and asking for an apology,” a report by the Hindustan Times quoted Shirodkar as saying.
The lawyer also added that Nana will soon hold a press conference to set the record straight.
“I can’t say much now. I have absolutely no idea why she [Tanushree] is talking about it now but she may be have some reasons to do it. Nana will come to Mumbai today or tomorrow and address a press conference,” Shirodhkar said.
Earlier, speaking to the media, Tanushree had said that she is putting together a “team of lawyers and advocates” to defend herself.
On Saturday the actor had said, “Contrary to claims made by Nana’s lawyer I have not received any legal notice. So ‘bluffmaster gogo‘ needs to step up his game a bit here. Instead of making empty threats to intimidate me into silence, send me a legal notice and then you will see what I will do with it.”
Keeping her fight alive against the National Award winning actor, Tanushree said “bankrupt and corrupt lawyers and advocates” were defending “serial harassers and offenders” in order to attain few seconds of fame.
“Despite witnesses coming forward and all evidence in my support, I’m being subjected to criminal intimidation and harassment by Nana’s helper. I’m sure this guy has many skeletons in his closet too as birds of a feather always flock together,” Dutta had remarked.