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Tanushree Dutta's sexual harassment allegations are lies, says Nana Patekar

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The actor was in Jodhpur for his upcoming film 'Housefull 4'.

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Nana Patekar (L) and Tanushree Dutta
MUMBAI: Nana Patekar Saturday denied he misbehaved with actor Tanushree Dutta on the sets of a 2008 film, calling her claims a "lie".

In a recent TV interview, Dutta alleged Patekar misbehaved with her when the two were shooting a special song for "Horn Ok Pleassss" 10 years ago.

Patekar, who was shooting for upcoming film "Housefull 4" in Jodhpur, landed here Saturday.

"I said this ten years ago... a lie is a lie (Dus saal pehle bol chuka hoon, ab jo jhoot hai woh jhoot hai')," Patekar told reporters here at the airport.

The actor was surrounded by officials as he exited the airport.

Nana Patekar was in Jodhpur to shoot for his upcoming film 'Housefull 4'.Agencies
Nana Patekar was in Jodhpur to shoot for his upcoming film 'Housefull 4'.

At the Jodhpur airport, when reporters asked Patekar about the allegations and maintaining silence over it, he chose not to answer any query.

When asked about addressing the media in detail, Patekar said, "It will happen".

The 67-year-old actor is likely to hold a press conference on October 8.

Patekar's lawyer has sent a legal notice to Dutta.

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Hollywood's Walk Of Shame

It all started with Harvey Weinstein in 2017 and four months in to 2018 and now with Bill Cosby's conviction, things are certainly looking up for the #MeToo movement. The number of cases of sexual harassment in Hollywood that have come to light since 2017 has been outstanding. It could also be called the 'Weinstein Effect'. Many of the women who spoke out against Weinstein -- Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan -- are famous names. 2018 has been no different and in a breakthrough trial, after decades of whispers, lawsuits, investigations and close calls - and a multitude of women who lost hope anyone would ever believe their word against that of America's Dad - Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for the remainder of his life. Cosby's conviction will only bolster the #MeToo movement. But they weren't alone, it was almost like a Pandora's Box was opened and a lot of names came out. Let's look at all the accused men:

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