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A closure report filed by the Mumbai Police into allegations of molestation against actor Nana Patekar has accused actress Tanushree Dutta of filing a “false case” after the film producer asked her to pay compensation for walking out of the film and cancelling the days shoot.

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Dutta was to shoot an item number in the film Horn OK Pleassss in March 2008. In an FIR, registered at Oshiwara police station last October, Dutta had claimed that the song was originally supposed to feature only her, but Patekar had inserted himself into it after speaking to producer Samee Siddiqui, director Rakesh Sarang and choreographer Ganesh Acharya. She alleged that on March 26, 2008, Patekar touched her inappropriately on the pretext of teaching her steps.

During the investigation, police claimed to have found no proof to support Duttas claims. Among the 13 witnesses, whose statements were recorded, was one Sanjeev Hawaladar, who had rehearsed Patekars steps with Dutta at a dance studio in Andheri (West) between March 14 and 20, the closure report said. The investigation also concluded that Dutta “intentionally” lodged a false case against the four men wRead More – Source