Mumbai : The Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar controversy surrounding the later sexually harassing the former actress, doesn’t seem to go well with the supporters of Nana Patekar. The farm widows of Maharashtra are voraciously supporting their “brother” Nana in his fight against the allegations put by Tanushree Dutta.
Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar controversy
Recently in the news for all the wrong reasons, veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar is fighting allegations made by actress Tanushree Dutta of sexual harassment. Little would the veteran actor expect but Nana Patekar found support from unexpected quarters: hundreds of farm widows of Maharashtra.
Sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar
The Vidarbha farm Widows Association on Saturday demonstrated at Pandharkavada village, demanding an end to “the victimization of our brother Nana Patekar”.
The women raised slogans in favour of Patekar and said Dutta is “unnecessarily defaming Patekar – a father figure – who has helped the cause of the crisis hit widows for several years” to help them secure justice.
Heat rises in the Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar controversy
Carrying banners and placards, the women speakers demanded : “Where were these women who are making baseless allegations against our elder brother Patekar, when the farmers were committing suicide and we were left in the lurch? It was only Patekar who came to help us financially and morally during the crises.”
Later shouting slogans and condemning the allegations, they burnt photos and an effigy of Dutta. Since 2015, Patekar and co-actor Makarand Anaspure have helped around 225 families of farmers who committed suicide by an aid package of Rs 15,000 each.