Protesters mobbed Filmistan Studios in Mumbai seeking an apology from actress Tanushree Dutta for allegedly insulting actor Nana Patekar during the shoot of an item song.
On the sets of the film Horn Ok Please, Tanushree was to make some physical contact with Patekar during the item number, which she refused.
Her refusal was seen as an insult to the actor.
The protesters surrounded her car outside Filmistan Studios seeking an apology from her, but she refused to leave her car.
Even her father reportedly got involved in a scuffle with the protesters.
The film’s producer has removed her from the movie
What’s the matter Ms. Dutta? What’s wrong with an intimate step or two with Nana Patekar? Remember that the name of the movie is “Horn Ok Please” which means everything is “ok” as long it concerns artificial (“artificial” being the operative word here) spherical artifacts that resemble trucker’s horns and as long as the magic word “please” is being used.
Or is the problem not the act itself but its horn”-Y perpetrator?
In other words, is the supremely handsome Nana Patekar not good enough for you, Ms. Tanushree Dutta?
Well he was good enough for Madhoo (link not safe for work) (In an unique GB-favorite scene, the great man administers the “oath of public service” to Madhoo while rolling sensually on the bed in Yashwant).
And he was good enough for the comely Ayesha Jhulka. (again not safe for work).
So what seems to be the problem with you?
Oh wait I get it.
You are from Jharkhand. When you come to Mumbai to make your money, that’s all right. But when it comes to an intimate caress from a manoos, a true son of the soil, then it is oh no no…. all uppity and high-nosed.
Raj Thackeray was right when he first raised this issue of North Indians (namely people from Bihar, Jharkhand and UP) exploiting native Maharashtrians. And so was Nana Patekar when he came out in support of Raj —-the outsiders only want to take but not to “give”.
I hope that being chucked out of the movie and being replaced by the more pliable Rakhi Sawant will serve as a good lesson to Tanushree so much so that the next time she is called upon to do a intimate step with someone like Nana Patekar, an experience she thinks that will scar her for ever, she will do well to bite the bullet, go through the scene, all the time repeating to herself that famous line from the movie Parinda delivered by none other than Nana himself—“Bhool ne ka. Bhoolna padta hain”
Updates 1: I need to make one thing clear.
When I created this little story about Raj Thackeray and Nana and Tanushree, I did it purely in jest. As far as I knew, from reading all items tagged Tanushree Dutta in Google news at the point in time I wrote this post, Nana and Ms. Dutta had had a bit of he-said-she-said. Raj was nowhere in the picture (again as far as I knew). I just mentioned his name to create an interesting political angle, so that a reader would read it, chuckle and say: “Yes things are so silly in Thackeray-land that even this could be painted as an “outsiders vs manoos” issue.”
And now I know all the facts.
The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has taken strong exception to allegations of “indecent behaviour” levelled against Bollywood actor Nana Patekar by upcoming star Tanushree Datta.
The MNS has written letters to different associations of cine producers to ‘blacklist’ Tanushree for accusing a senior actor like Nana of bad behaviour during the shooting of an item number for the movie Horn OK Pleassse on Wednesday.
The organisation, which was recently in the news for its violence against the north Indians living in Mumbai, has threatened to agitate against the actress if she does not give an unconditional apology to the actor, whom it describes as the “pride of Maharashtra”.
“I am aghast to see how such a small issue has been blown out of proportion. They have dragged regionalism into it and are now demanding that I should leave the city and move back to my home state. This clearly shows that we are going back to times of divisional politics,” added the actress.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had also asked her to apologise to Nana Patekar over her recent accusations.
When asked whether she and her family would now return to Jamshedpur fearing any untoward incident against them, Tanushree said: “It has been eight years since I left Jamshedpur and settled in Maharashtra. We are educated people who were called by the film industry here to work for them. I did not force my way through. I have a clean track record. So what is my fault that I should suddenly leave it all and return home. Was it wrong if I objected to certain moves and raised questions on a senior actor’s overtures towards me? How long do we have to deal with such nuisance?” said Tanushree.
Nana explains his side of the story.
When gently told about Tanushree’s touch-feely accusations Nana grows pensive….and pained. “It was a very crowded set where we were shooting. And the entrance door was very narrow.
Maybe she got pushed around a bit. Hota hai. In all these years no one has ever accused me of unbecoming behaviour. I’ve worked with the best of them.”
And even more predictably Rakhi Sawant has the last word.
Meanwhile, Rakhi Sawant who replaced Dutta in the song, credits herself with salvaging the film. “I saved a man from going into losses. It is a great deed I did,” says Rakhi.