BOLLYWOOD: Tanushree Dutta slapped Rs 10 crore defamation suit against Rakhi Sawant for accusing her of consuming drugs on the sets of the 2008 movie ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’.
Rakhi was called to replace Tanushree in the song, which she walked out of after Nana Patekar allegedly tried to touch her inappropriately during the shoot.
Under the #MeToo movement, Tanushree accused Nana of harassment, after which Rakhi in an interview called her a liar and alleged that she was a drug user and that she was making the allegations for attention and publicity. Rakhi even passed a number of comments about her image.
Responding to her allegations, Tanushree has proceeded to file a defamation suit against Rakhi of Rs 10 Crore. Her lawyer Nitin Satpute told an Indian media, “We have filed a criminal and civil defamation case against Rakhi Sawant for maligning my client’s character and image. If she fails to revert, she will be punished for two years or fined or both.”
Addressing the lawsuit filed against her, Rakhi said, “She has filed the defamation case against me for Rs 10 crore, I will file a 50 crore defamation case against Tanushree for calling me a lower class girl,” Times of India reported.
Meanwhile, Tanushree has also filed a police complaint against Nana. On his part, Nana denies the allegations and says that there were 50 people on the set, so nothing of the sort could have happened.