Extending support to Nana Patekar, MNS chief Raj Thackeray said that Nana Patekar can be ‘indecent’ but cannot harass any woman.
Speaking at an event, MNS chief Raj Thackeray said, “I know Nana Patekar; he is indecent. He does crazy things but I don’t think he can do such a thing. Court will look into it. What is the media to do with it? #MeToo is a serious matter, the debate over it on Twitter isn’t right.”
Denying Tanushree Dutta’s claim, Thackeray said that MNS was never involved; and the journalists had vandalised her car.
Thackeray also took a sly dig at media and said that media should stop doing their own trails on this matter and Courts are there for it.
Furthermore, Thackeray claimed that the movement might have been fuelled in a bid to divert attention from skyrocketing petrol prices, dip in rupee value against dollar and unemployment in the country.
The ‘Me Too’ movement gained momentum in India after Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta accused Patekar of allegedly misbehaving with her during a film shoot in 2008. She had also claimed that MNS party workers were involved in the attack on her car after she opted out of the 2008 film ‘Horn OK Please’ after allegedly being harassed by Patekar.