"I barely escaped death and returned (to) Mumbai"
Tanushree Dutta claims she is being harassed “very badly” by the “Bollywood mafia, political circuit and anti-national elements”.
In 2018, the actress kick-started India’s Me Too movement when she accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment.
In a lengthy post, Tanushree said she “barely escaped death” after a few incidents but was not going anywhere and was “here to stay and resurrect” her career. She also asked for help.
She wrote: “I’m being harassed and targeted very badly. Please someone do something!
“First it was my Bollywood work being sabotaged last one year, then a maid was planted to douse my drinking water with medications and steroids, which caused all kinds of severe health problems, then when I escaped to Ujjain in May, my vehicle brakes (were) tampered (with) twice and (met with an) accident.
“I barely escaped death and returned (to) Mumbai after 40 days to resume normal life and work.
“Now strange disgusting stuff in my building outside my flat. I’m not going to commit suicide for sure, I will not die by suicide; everyone hear this loud and clear!
“Nor am I leaving and going anywhere. I’m here to stay and resurrect my public career to greater heights than ever before.”
She blamed the “Bollywood mafia” and the “political circuit of Maharashtra” for the attacks on her.
Tanushree also said that those she exposed “are behind all this”.
In another post: “The Bollywood Mafia, the old political circuit of Maharashtra (which still has influence here) and nefarious anti-national criminal elements together usually operate like this to trouble people.
“I’m very sure the #MeToo culprits and the NGO who I exposed are behind all this because why else would I be targeted and harassed like this?
“Shame on you all. Shame on you.”
Tanushree Dutta went on to say that “a lot of people will try to dismiss” her allegations.
She said that “discussing some topics” on Instagram had “rubbed off some people the wrong way”.
Tanushree continued: “All the rumours must be true if someone like me, who is not even connected to stuff is being targeted like this.
“I will deepen my spiritual sadhana more despite all this and strengthen my spirit further.
“I also really want to focus on the new business/work opportunities I am getting and start fresh in life.”
“It’s severe mental, physical and psychological harassment.
“What kind of place is this where young boys and girls can just be harassed and killed for standing against injustice?
“I wish President’s Rule and military rule to be established in Maharashtra and central govt exerting total control over ground level matters too.
“Things are really going out of hand here. Regular folks like me are suffering. Something drastic has to happen here. Today it’s me tomorrow it can be you also.”