Dutta’s story conjures up the life of the film set, where ideas of artistic licence have often bled into sexual licence which is non-consensual or inflected by unequal power dynamics.

. . . .

Bollywood’s craven refusal to take on powerful men is best encapsulated by Amitabh Bachchan, one of its most powerful men: “Neither my name is Tanushree nor Nana Patekar. So how can I can answer your question?”

 

The Daily Fix: Tanushree Dutta’s charges are a reminder film sets must follow sexual harassment laws. Scroll.in.  Ipsita Chakravarty. https://scroll.in/article/896107/the-daily-fix-tanushree-duttas-charges-are-a-reminder-film-sets-must-follow-sexual-harassment-laws

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Natasha received her MA in Literature and Culture in 2008 from Oregon State University. Currently she lives in Oregon with her husband and cats.

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