Actress Tanushree Dutta has shocked us with her jaw-dropping revelations about sexual harassment. She accused Nana Patekar for intimidation on the sets of 2008 film Horn Ok Pleasssss. The revelation created ripples in Bollywood with some even taking side of the accused, but Tanushree stood her ground. At 67, Nana Patekar didn’t expect an actress dragging him into the spotlight for his lewd gestures but we’re glad that actresses are waking up.
If you’re a famous actor, you can’t get away spoiling someone’s career – as happened with Tanushree. It’s been 10 years now, but no one paid heed to her. Tanushree, after listening to all your accusations, I stand with you, even if Nana dismisses all claims.
Since Nana’s controversy, many B-town actresses like Radhika Apte, Richa Chadda, Swara Bhasker, and Konkona Sen Sharma have come forward in support of Tanushree.
If we take a closer look, this controversy can be traced back to Nana’s previous track record of infamous affairs (including extra-marital).
The ’90s era was defined by his performances but do you know that his personal life was equally powerful as well? To begin with, he was already a married man when he started an affair with Manisha Koirala!
How Nana-Manisha love affair started…
In 1996, Nana Patekar fell in love with the Nepalese bombshell Manisha Koirala, who had just ended her relationship with actor Vivek Mushran. During their film Agni Sakshi, as Nana’s enigmatic charm would have it, they started dating secretly!
And the ‘secret’ love became public!
After Agni Sakshi, they worked together in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Khamoshi (1996). By then, their ‘secret’ affair spread like fire. To add to this, Manisha’s neighbors also spotted them together but he said, “She often visited my mother and son and they received her with affection.”
When the cracks began to show…
Nana and Manisha are both well-known for their ‘fierce’ temper, therefore, it wasn’t surprising when their fights grew. Known for his possessiveness, Nana’s nature towards Manisha took over and she started to have second thoughts.
When Nana didn’t take the next step…
Nana was already separated from his wife for some time and even had a son by her in 1978. He kept his relationship open but never asked Manisha for marriage.
When Manisha ‘caught’ Nana Patekar’s infidelity
The problem in Nana-Manisha love story came when Manisha herself ‘caught’ Nana and Ayesha Jhulka in an intimate moment inside a closed room.
When Nana never looked back…
Nana never tried to mend his relationship with Manisha. As the ‘other woman’, she couldn’t bear Ayesha in Nana’s life either and moved on.
The post-breakup reaction by Nana…
In reality, Nana was ‘actually’ affected by Manisha walking out on him. To one of the leading magazine, he was quoted as saying:
“She is the most sensitive actress around. I can barely hold back the tears when I see what she’s doing to herself. A break-up is a very difficult phase. You have to experience it to know the pain. I can’t describe the pain I went through. Please, let’s not talk about this. I miss Manisha!”
Meanwhile, amidst Nana Patekar’s controversy, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been heavily trolled on social media for his response when he said, “neither is my name Tanushree, nor Nana Patekar”.