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Tanushree Dutta after kick-starting #MeToo movement in India, returns to the US; says, 'my future lies there'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 December 2018, 16:15 IST

Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta who triggered Me Too movement in India is all set to leave the country and move back to the US. Tanushree Dutta who had accused Welcome actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of the Horn OK Pleassss in 2008.

In an interview with a tabloid Mid-Day, she revealed her further plans of returning to New Jersey. “My future lies there. I will head out early next year. When I came down to Mumbai, I thought I would go back after a month, but it’s been five months.”

The Aashiq Banaya Aapne actress also accused Vivek Agnihotri, director of the 2005 film Chocolate of asking to remove her clothes and dance in front of Irrfan Khan in order to give him cues for a scene.

The actress also stressed on the movement which widespread across the country with several victims from all sectors shared their MeToo moment and accused known personalities like filmmakers, actors and singers of rape, molestation and harassment in lieu of work.

On this, she said, “I do not look at it as now hot, now cold. Such things are a revolution. What matters is its impact in the future. It has created an atmosphere where sexual predators are aware that they cannot get away with misbehaviour. It came as a surprise when women began calling out the sexual predators. I am aware that #MeToo cannot be front page news every day.”

However, the actress hopes of getting justice and said, “I have been living with it for a decade without redressal. The legal process is not dependent on me being around. If I have to be around to push the case, what are the point of the legal system and law enforcers?”

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First published: 15 December 2018, 16:15 IST