Tanushree Dutta created a new wave of storm in Bollywood as she became the ultimate flag bearer of the Me Too movement which gave several other women in the industry the courage and voice to speak up against their offenders. The movement led many big names like Nana Patekar, Vikas Bahl, Rajat Kapoor and many others being called out and one name which surely shocked everyone was Alok Nath who was called out by Vinta Nanda for sexual harassment. Recently Tanushree Dutta sent an open letter to actor Ajay Devgn and criticized him along with the makers of his latest film, De De Pyaar De for casting Alok Nath in the film.
She wrote in her open letter stating that, “Overrated actors and human beings who have created a clout by clever PR machinery and careful manipulation of public sentiments, old stuffy morons who can’t tell the difference between what’s right and wrong and what is the need of the hour.” Now it is well known that her sister Ishita Dutta starred as Ajay Devgn’s daughter in the film Drishyam and both she along with her husband Vatsal Seth share a nice equation with the actor so recently she broke her silence on how this issue will affect her equation with the actor.
Ishita said, “I understand that this could land me in a precarious situation, but what’s right is right. My sister is supporting the truth. Not at all. My equation with Ajay sir is separate and bears no connection with what my sister feels about the situation. I don’t think he will be upset or angry with me for what she has to say. Vatsal and I have a strong equation with him. Ajay sir isn’t the producer of the film, so he can’t be solely responsible. It has to be a collective decision. I believe that they (the makers of the film) couldn’t have possibly done anything about it.” Ajay Devgn also broke his silence on the open letter recently and revealed, “I reiterate I am extremely sensitive to the #MeToo movement. But when circumstances are beyond me, I don’t see why an attempt is being made to `single’ me out as being insensitive. This is untrue”