MNS has ideology like ISIS, Al-Qaeda, says Tanushree; party threatens her, TV show
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
As the Aashiq Banaya Aapne' actress slammed Raj Thackeray's party, they threatened to end her career.
Tansuhree Dutta's claims have got support from Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, among others.
New Delhi: Tanushree Dutta, who was allegedly attacked by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party workers on the sets of 'Horn OK Pleassss' in 2008, has talked about the political party's involvement in the case.
In a recent statement, she compared MNS with terrorist organisations Al-Qaeda and ISIS. "MNS is not just a party but an ideology like Al-Qaeda or ISIS...they are a violent disruptive communal, intolerant ideology and anyone from any profession can pledge allegiance to it," said Tanushree.
She also said that Nana Patekar tried to 'cover up' the attack with a 'lie.' "There was a lie that was spun by the four culprits; Nana (Patekar), Ganesh Acharya, director Rakesh Sarang and producer Sami Siddique as well as their supporters on set and outside the set, the MNS party, who were called to mob-attack me."
"The lie was that someone from our side did something to instigate that attack and that it was an altercation between us and media. It was a lie to cover up and justify the heinous nature of the attack."
The actor further said that the "lie is still being perpetrated" and urged everyone to not fall for it and get distracted.
Meanwhile, MNS has denied that the party attacked her in 2008 and said the scuffle was between Tanushree’s staff and the camera persons, according to a report in The Times of India.
The party is furious about the actress’ claims and threatened to put a brake on her career. Even Salman Khan-hosted ‘Bigg Boss’ got dragged to the controversy due to her name being allegedly linked to it. Amey Khopkar, president of the party’s film workers’ union told the daily, "Reporters were telling me she is creating controversy because she plans to enter a reality TV show. If that happens, we will not allow the filming to take place. In fact, we will not allow her to work in the industry at all."
According to the report, few days back, Tanushree had also called MNS chief Raj Thackeray ‘naalayak (good for nothing)’ and slammed him saying ‘true leaders’ like him indulge in vandalism to prove his capability instead of defending the women and weak segments.
Tanushree has accused Patekar of harassing her, while she was shooting for a special song for the 2008 film 'Horn 'OK' Pleassss'.