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Ever since Tanushree Dutta spoke out against the alleged harassment she faced from Nana Patekar on the sets of a 2008 film, dark clouds seem to have overshadowed Bollywood. While a few Bollywood bosses decided to stay mum on the incident, others verbally reacted and came in support of the former actress.

During an event, Anushka Sharma said one should not feel threatened while performing duties, no matter whichever profession he/she is in.

“It takes a lot of courage to come out & say these things knowing the tide that you're going to be against. That's the reason why a lot of people don't speak. You should not feel threatened while performing your duties, whatever profession you are in,” said the Sui Dhaaga actress.

Tanushree, who worked in films like ‘Aashiq Banaaya Aapne’ and ‘Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets’, last month spoke out against alleged harassment she faced from Nana on the sets of a 2008 film. She had been vocal about her experience even a decade ago, but says she was silenced due to the power game.

While Nana had last week dismissed Tanushree's claim, Vivek Agnihotri has said she is pulling off a publicity stunt.

After Tanushree claimed that the Agnihotri filmmaker wanted her to remove her clothes and dance during the shooting of a song, the filmmaker, refuting the allegations, said that he has never asked Tanushree for any improper action.

Earlier today, Tanushree received two legal notices, one each on behalf of veteran actor Nana Patekar and filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri. She says it is the ‘price’ you pay for ‘speaking out against harassment, humiliation and injustice in India’.

"I've been slapped with two legal notices today. One from Nana Patekar and another from Vivek Agnihotri. This is the price you pay for speaking out against harassment, humiliation and injustice in India," Tanushree said in a statement.

Meanwhile, a non-cognisable offence complaint was also filed against Tanushree Dutta by one Sumant Dhas for allegedly defaming Raj Thackeray and MNS party.

The complaint was filed at Kaij police station in Beed district of Maharashtra, sources said.

Tanushree's outburst is being seen as the beginning of India's #MeToo campaign as while celebrities have slammed the casting couch and harassment reality, none had so far named and shamed.

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