When Tanushree Dutta came forward with an allegation of sexual misconduct against Nana Patekar, she opened up a can of worms unknowingly. She claimed that during the shoots of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008, she was made so uncomfortable by him that she had to leave the film. Later on, Rakhi Sawant was called in as her replacement to complete the film.
In many interviews, Tanushree has called out Rakhi Sawant who has been belittling her #MeToo movement since the very beginning. Both the actresses have been exchanging words since then. The things got so worse that Rakhi Sawant called her a drug addict and a liar. Tanushree replied her by slamming a 10 crore suit on her regarding defamation.
Various press conferences were then held by Rakhi Sawant who claimed that she was raped by Tanushree Dutta multiple times twelve years ago. She also called her a lesbian and 'Man from inside'. The former even claimed that the latter used to take her to rave parties and would force her to consume drugs along with her.
To all of these allegations, Tanushree replied by saying, “For those uninitiated in the art of guerrilla war tactics: Smear campaigns never run fair or square. So just to set the record straight: I'm not a drug addict, I don't smoke or drink and I'm most definitely not a lesbian.” She also added, “too much of a woman for this patriarchal and misogynistic cesspool to handle". Rakhi was making such "perverted character assassination attempts” in such a way to silence her.
She concluded by saying, “It's clearly not working. Let's not make a jokery (sic) of such a serious movement that can potentially bring positive changes of mindset in our society.”