Friday, November 27, 2020
Home Entertainment Vivek Agnihotri's assistant says Tanushree Dutta's claims are unfair

Vivek Agnihotri’s assistant says Tanushree Dutta’s claims are unfair

In the wake of the controversy that had erupted after actress Tanushree Dutta levelled claims of sexual harassment against Actor Nana Patekar and Director Vivek Agnihotri, claiming that Agnihotri had asked her to strip on a movie set, several allegations and counter-allegations have been doing rounds on social and mainstream media.

Recently, a former associate of Vivek Agnihotri, who claims to have been the assistant director for the movie ‘Chocolate’. Tanushree Dutta had alleged that she was asked to strip during the shooting of one of the songs.

Sattyajit Gazmer, the person who claims to the assistant director during the movie shoot, has shared in a Facebook post that the accusations are untrue and are being misconstrued by the media. He has stated that the song shoot Tanushree refers to was to be shot in several takes under a multi-camera setup. He has added that since Tanushree was new to the field she had difficulties understanding instructions had to take many takes for a scene. She also had the habit of disappearing into her van for a long time.

He adds further that it was the third day of the shoot and the entire staff on the set was hassled due to delays. The song had a dance sequence featuring Tanushree where she had to be wet under a leaking pipe. As the sequence was requiring many takes, Sattyajit claims that he had asked two female assistants to give Tanushree a bathrobe over her costume after every take to keep her warm. He claims that they had also arranged for extra lights so she does not get cold.

He explains further that in a particular scene since it was a multi-camera set-up, the camera has to capture Tanushree dancing from behind and then move to capture another co-star. He adds that since Tanushree still had a bathrobe on for the rehearsal of the steps and did not understand that she was going to be shot in the scene too, the assistants had to ask her to take off the bathrobe. Sattyajit adds further that Tanushree did not understand the instruction and asked why did she have to take off the bathrobe as the camera was capturing the other actor.

Sattyajit adds here that Tanushree had little idea about technicalities of the shooting and they had to explain it to her that the main camera will be shooting her co-actor but other cameras will be on her so she had to take off her bathrobe and dance in the film costume which she was wearing underneath.

Sattyajit Gazmer on Facebook

Sattyajit explains further that the media has hyped and twisted the facts and Tanushree was never asked to strip, but she was only asked to take off her bathrobe and do the dance steps in her movie costume which she was already wearing. In the Facebook post, he had mentioned that Vivek was always cordial and caring towards Tanushree and during the incident that is being highlighted, almost 200 people, including senior actors, Tanushree’s manager and even Pallavi Joshi, the acclaimed actress and Vivek Agnihotri’s wife, were present on the sets.

He has also added that right after the shooting of the song sequence, the film crew went to London for a 40-day long schedule and Tanushree had gone there with her sister. He also adds that whenever the shooting went till late hours Vivek Agnihotri used to personally make sure that Tanushree is dropped home safely. On one occasion, he adds that he himself and Vivek had kept waiting in the hotel lobby for a whole night as Tanushree had not been back from a party she was attending and her mother was worried. He had also added that on later occasions too, Tanushree had spoken to him and Vivek and had asked them to help her find work.

As per recent developments, both Vivek Agnihotri and Nana Patekar have issued legal notices to Tanushree for defamation. Tanushree has stated to the media that she is anguished and alleged that the teams of both men are actively indulging in a smear campaign against her. Vivek Agnihotri has shared a press release that says Dutta allegations are false and his lawyers have served a legal notice to Dutta for initiation of a defamation suit.

Earlier, a video had surfaced and many celebrities have claimed that goons were called by the producers trying to intimidate Dutta but it was found to be a false claim. Recently, actor Shakti Kapor, who was himself accused of ‘casting couch’ for seeking sexual favours in exchange of work in the film industry, was criticised for ‘mocking’ Tanushree Dutta’s allegations.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Minor gang-raped, forced conversion to Islam, threats, caste abuse: Details of 11 cases in which UP SIT, formed to probe Love Jihad, found criminality

To curb growing menace of Love Jihad, Kanpur police under guidance of the Yogi govt in Uttar Pradesh formed an SIT

Congress party’s Lucknow office locked by employees over non-payment of salaries, office-bearers blocked from entering the office

Protesting against the Congress party for unpaid salaries, the upset staffers and the employees locked up the gates of the Congress office

Aziz Burney’s ’26/11 RSS ki Saazish’: Read how the Congress-favourite Urdu journalist gave Pakistan a clean chit and blamed Indian Army

Through his articles, Burney had tried to give a clean chit to terror-state of Pakistan by claiming that it was not the ISI or LeT that was behind the attack, but the RSS with covert support from Mossad and the CIA.

Caravan Magazine asked us about our coverage on Wikipedia and its Left bias – Here is our detailed response

OpIndia coverage of Wikipedia lies started after Delhi Riots and Caravan Magazine, with its strong Left bias, is clearly not happy about it

‘Sant’ Rampal’s devotees have been flooding social media to tell Muslims how they don’t know Islam. Read bizarre details

Born in 1951 as Rampal Singh Jatin in Punjab, the 69-year-old self-styled godman is currently lodged in Hisar central jail for murder charges.

Odisha: Largest ever vigilance raid in state unearths massive wealth gathered by IFS officer, fancy cars, ultra-luxurious lifestyle

Pathak's family reportedly owns a lavish apartment in Bhubaneswar with Italian marble flooring, ivory furnitures and other luxuries. The son is engaged to an MLA's daughter.

Recently Popular

Hyderabad elections: Owaisi makes ‘beef biriyani’ sly on BJP leaders, Raja Singh offers him pork biriyani

As an insult to BJP leaders, Owaisi had stated that they should have some biriyani at a particular hotel in Hyderabad that is famous for beef dishes.

When Sonia Gandhi trusted Ahmed Patel for conveying to PV Narasimha Rao’s family that his funeral will not be held in Delhi

Sanjaya Baru had said Ahmed Patel approached him to let PV Narasimha Rao's son know about Sonia Gandhi's message.

Odisha: Largest ever vigilance raid in state unearths massive wealth gathered by IFS officer, fancy cars, ultra-luxurious lifestyle

Pathak's family reportedly owns a lavish apartment in Bhubaneswar with Italian marble flooring, ivory furnitures and other luxuries. The son is engaged to an MLA's daughter.

Remembering the role Barkha Dutt played in endangering the lives of 100s of civilians during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack

A look back at how live coverage by journalists like Barkha Dutt and other journalists endangered lives of thousands of people during 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

During 26/11 Mumbai attack, Param Bir Singh refused to be on ground and take on terrorists, then Mumbai CP Hasan Gafoor had said

Hasan Gafoor, who was the Mumbai Commissioner of Police during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, had accused senior police officials, including Param Bir Singh of not taking on the terrorists.

How Congress lost Gujarat to save Ahmed Patel’s Rajya Sabha seat

The 2017 Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections which were contested by Ahmed Patel were one of the lowest points for Congress.
- Advertisement -

Karan Johar apologises to Madhur Bhandarkar for tweaking his title without permission, Bhandarkar calls Johar’s act morally and ethically wrong

Madhur Bhandarkar had accused Karan Johar of tweaking his registered title 'Bollywood wives' for an upcoming web series on Netflix

District court in UP sentences one Sadab Alam to 20-years imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a minor girl

The minor victim was recovered by the police from West Bengal. She had told before the court that she was raped by Sadab Alam.

“Wikipedia has become a huge moral hazard”: Co-founder Larry Sanger accuses the website of turning into a ‘monocultural establishment organ of propaganda’

Larry Sanger accuses Wikipedia of no longer adhering to the principle of providing information from a neutral point of view

Uttar Pradesh ranks number one in providing jobs to migrant workers by generating 10 crore person-days under Gareeb Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan

Uttar Pradesh government has spent 9,329.57 Crores on the project and generated 10,58,17,358 Person-days for migrant workers

‘Professor’ Ashok Swain, known for his anti-India rhetoric and Hinduphobia, deactivates his Twitter account saying he needed a break

Ashok Swain was often seen peddling anti-India narrative on social media that resonated well with Pakistan and liberals in India

Months after staying at the RIMS director’s bungalow, scam convicted RJD chief Lalu Yadav shifted back to RIMS ward

The newly appointed RIMS Director had to stay in a guest house because Lalu Yadav had been staying in his official bungalow since August

Congress leaders and supporters use old photographs to attack Modi government on farmer protests

The pictures used by Youth Congress and then mechanically copied by rest of the Congress coteries are actually from the year 2018

Pakistani man gets AK-47 rifle as wedding gift from his mother-in-law, video goes viral

In the viral video, the mother-in-law of the groom is seen gifting him a Kalashnikov rifle as the crowd cheered.

Minor gang-raped, forced conversion to Islam, threats, caste abuse: Details of 11 cases in which UP SIT, formed to probe Love Jihad, found criminality

To curb growing menace of Love Jihad, Kanpur police under guidance of the Yogi govt in Uttar Pradesh formed an SIT

Partying in 2008, ignoring now: Rahul Gandhi’s silence on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks continues

Like last year, Rahul Gandhi has completely ignored the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and has not shared any tweet about it.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
489,296FollowersFollow
20,200SubscribersSubscribe