Since the morning, many Twitter users have been sharing an old video of Tanushree Dutta's car being vandalised by certain people. The video was said to be in reference to the incident that Tanushree was talking about, that happened during the 2008 Horn OK Pleasss shoot. The actress had alleged that MNS workers were brought in by Nana Patekar after she refused to shoot for a song. Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar Row: This Old Viral Video of Mob Attacking Actress' Car Will Leave You Shocked!
Tanushree Dutta is clearly seen in the video, looking calm but a bit shaken by the brouhaha around her. One of the persons clearly seen in the video happens to be wearing an orange shirt and holding a camera. He didn't look like any MNS vandal that Tanushree had talked about. In reality, he happened to be cameraman Pawan Bharadwaj, who, at the time of when the video was taken, was working for Sahara Television.
The Quint got in touch with Pawan who revealed that it was he in the video and it had nothing to do with the incident that Tanushree was referring to. Talking more about what happened that day when the video was taken, he said. "I was asked by the assignment desk to go for a shoot at Filmistan studio that day. I went with our reporter Tejal Mehta to do the story at Filmistan, I did not have any idea what the story was or who is involved in it. We waited for the actors to exit the shooting floor and as soon as we saw Tanushree Dutta and her father emerge, I started rolling my camera. But Tanushree’s team attacked our reporter Tejal and then her father snatched my camera from my hand and slammed it on the ground, my camera broke from the front and back."
In his anger at seeing his camera being broken, Pawan confessed that he attacked Tanushree's car in retaliation. He added, "I was angry that my camera had been destroyed, I was worried about my job and so I demanded a compensation, but they did not listen to me, so I started hitting the car with my camera in my frustration." Pawan also mentioned that the matter was later brought to a compromise by his channel and Tanushree's team. Tanushree Dutta – Nana Patekar Row: Arjun Kapoor Comes Out in Support of the Actress; Says ‘It’s Disappointing That Such a Thing Has Happened With Her’.
Another Sahara television employee, Aditya Kumar, also revealed that the video had nothing to do with the Nana Patekar incident and even happened on some other date. Here's his Facebook post -
One thing we would like to add here is that Tanushree Dutta herself hasn't mentioned that the video was taken on the day that Nana Patekar had harassed her on the sets of the film.
In other news, Nana Patekar's legal team has finally sent a notice to Tanushree Dutta for making false allegations against the actor.