It’s frightening to know the details that have come out: Anushka Sharma on Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar row – The actress who is known to never mince words and speak against what is wrong has finally spoken on the Tanushree Dutta- Nana Patekar controversy.
Anushka Sharma is the latest celebrity from the Hindi film industry to support Tanushree Dutta, saying the details that she has given about her alleged harassment on a film set are ‘frightening’.
The actress said that Tanushree, who has accused Nana Patekar of harassing her during the shooting of 2008 film Horn Ok Pleasss, should be respected for choosing to come out and speak her truth.
“Not just as a woman but as an individual, your workplace has to be the safest environment after your home. You shouldn’t feel threatened or in danger while performing your duties, whatever profession you might be in,” Anushka said at the success press conference of her film Sui Dhaaga: Made In India.
“It’s very frightening to know the details that have come out. For Tanushree Dutta to speak up about this takes a lot of courage to come out there and say these things. But if someone is choosing to come out and speak up, the least you can do is listen to them and be respectful about it,” the actress added.
Anushka Sharma, in fact hoped that the incident will encourage more women to come forward and share their experiences.
“It’s not as if this does not happen everywhere. It will be nice if an atmosphere is created where women feel safe to come out and speak up,” the actress went on to say.
The actress’ co-star Varun Dhawan, on the other hand, said that it is not a good sign that it has taken ten years for people to react to the incident.
Tanushree Dutta had first spoken about the incident in 2008 but she did not get any support at that time.
“It happened in 2008 and we are reacting to it in 2018, it’s not a good sign. If something like this happens on my film’s set, I’ll personally make sure to prevent it. You cannot let violence take over. Law and order should take it’s course and investigate the matter,” Varun said at the conference.
“Let’s get to the conclusion of the matter, enough talk about it. The law needs to step in. I’ll give my opinion, someone else will give theirs, but it’s time the law steps in,” he added.
Anushka Sharma also said that it was wrong to taint Tanushree’s image by posting pictures in certain clothes.
“Let’s all be collectively responsible for something like this. When something like this happens, it’s the environment that is to be blamed, not a particular person. Environment breeds people to do the wrong thing. We should stop questioning ‘Why is this happening so late?’ That’s also not right. If justice hasn’t been served, it can happen anytime,” Anushka said.
Anushka Sharma will next be seen in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Zero, while Varun Dhawan will be seen in Abhishek Varman’s Kalank.