When Amitabh Bachchan was asked about Tanushree Dutta’s allegations of sexual misconduct against Nana Patekar, he evaded giving an answer and said, “Na toh mera naam Tanushree Dutta hai aur na hi Nana Patekar.” Amitabh faced a lot of flak for his noncommittal response, and after the #MeToo movement gained momentum, he broke his silence on the issue.
“No woman should ever be subjected to any kind of misbehaviour, or disorderly conduct, especially at her work place. Such acts should immediately be brought to the notice of concerned authorities, and corrective measures be taken, either through filing complaints or a recourse to law,” he said, in an interview conducted on the eve of his 76th birthday.
— Stephen (@Steve_reports) October 11, 2018
Celebrity hairstylist and former Bigg Boss contestant Sapna Bhavnani has slammed him for his response, which she called “the biggest lie ever”. She took to Twitter to write, “Sir the film Pink has released and gone and your image of being an activist will soon too. Your truth will come out very soon. Hope you are biting your hands cuz nails will not be enough.
In another tweet, Sapna wrote, “Have personally heard so many stories of Bachchan’s sexual misconduct and I hope those women come out. His hypocrisy is sooooo tired.
— Sapna Moti Bhavnani (@sapnabhavnani) October 11, 2018
On the work front, Amitabh is gearing up for the release of Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs Of Hindostan. The action-adventure film, which also features Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh, will hit the theatres on November 8.