Nana Patekar refuses to comment on Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations

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Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has filed a complaint with the cyber crime cell of the Mumbai Police, saying that a video is being circulated in which his statements are being made to look like he is commenting on the ongoing Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar row.

The media was informed about the cancellation by Nana's son Malhar. "Will let you know about the further proceedings soon, regards", reports news agency PTI.

Despite his announcement, some media personnel gathered outside his residence.

Refusing to answer questions, Patekar said his lawyer has advised him to not speak to television channels, reported ABP News. Dutta also said that she received threats of a "violent attack" from activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena political party when she had protested the incident ten years ago.

The 69-year-old actor's lawyer has sent a legal notice to Dutta for allegedly making false accusations against him in an incident that dates back to a decade.

Patekar has denied the allegations and had sent Dutta a legal notice to withdraw the claims and issue an apology.

No action was taken at the time against Patekar and she made no formal complaint. Mr Patekar is now filming Housefull 4 with actor Akshay Kumar, whose wife Twinkle Khanna and other celebrities have publicly supported Tanushree Dutta.

She also alleged in the interview that filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri had behaved inappropriately towards her during the shooting of the 2005 movie "Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets".

"If you desire, we would readdress your grievances by conducting a fair and expeditious inquiry in a joint meeting where both the parties and both sides (ie you and Mr Nana Patekar), also since you mentioned the names of Mr Rakesh Sarang (director), Mr Ganesh Acharya (choreographer) and the producer Mr Siddiqui".

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