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Indian actress Tanushree Dutta takes #MeToo claims to police

Tanushree Dutta seems to be the trigger for India’s #MeToo movement

By: Sarwar Alam

The Indian actress whose public allegations of sexual harassment by a Bollywood star is sparking a string of similar #MeToo claims has filed a formal complaint, police told a news source on Sunday (7). Former Miss Universe contestant Tanushree Dutta first alleged in 2008 that multi-award-winning Nana Patekar behaved inappropriately towards her during the making of a romantic comedy the same year. No action was taken at the time against Patekar and she made no formal complaint. But emboldened by the global #MeToo campaign – where women have shared accounts of harassment or assault – Dutta repeated the allegations in…

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