Defamation face off between Tanushree, Rakhi


Tanushree Dutta began the #MeToo movement in India ever since she accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. While Tanushree is seeking legal action against Horn Ok Pleassss team and Nana Patekar, she has also slapped a defamation case worth Rs 10 crores against Rakhi Sawant who replaced her in the same movie and went on to claim that the actress is a blatant liar and was doped on set.

In a press conference, Rakhi first questioned how such an incident can happen when on sets amid hundreds of people. “No Bollywood celebrity is supporting Tanushree Dutta. They are simply showing their sympathy. They have not seen what happened since this is a 10-year-old story. So what they have done is remained neutral, they showed their sympathy that such a thing happened, because if they don’t, then you the media would say, ‘See this person doesn’t care about what happens’. This is why all they said was that it was sad that such a thing happened if it did happen. They are not saying this because it is Tanushree Dutta. They would have said it had it been for anyone,” she said.

Rakhi went on to add, “Nowhere have they (the Bollywood celebrities) said that Nana Patekar was wrong, or what he did was wrong. Now they cannot say that because he (Nana) did nothing wrong. And if he (Nana) wanted to do something like this he would have done the same with me, or for that matter so many other actresses he has worked with. Why would he single out Tanushree? In my opinion, Tanushree did not want to do that particular track, she wanted to take drugs and get high. Even today I will tell the US immigration to check her (Tanushree) bags and see what all you will find. Check her blood and see how many drugs you will find.”

In return, Rakhi shared a video and has threatened to sue Tanushree for Rs 50 crore. In a series of videos, Rakhi said, “She has filed a Defamation case against me for 10 crores I will file a 50 crore defamation case against Tanushree for calling me a lower class girl.”