The #MeToo movement exposed many, unveiling the ugly side of the industry. However, the most shocking case remains that of Nana Patekar, who was accused of sexual harassment by Tanushree Dutta. The incident apparently took place on the sets of Horn Ok Please, a film starring Nana and Tanushree. During the case, choreographer Ganesh Acharya's name too was mentioned as he was the choreographer for the film. All along, Acharya has maintained that Tanushree's story is false. Now, in a conversation with News18, Ganesh Acharya has extended his support to the #MeToo movement and once again negated Tanushree's allegations.
"I will never support a person who has lied to all of us and support a false allegation. But I must say #MeToo is a great movement to expose the culprits who have done wrong to women. I would like to highlight that Tanushree's case is completely false and a dramatic story. When I choreograph some song on the set, the artist along with the dancers do rehearsals almost five days prior to the shooting. And if any harassment was happening then how come other actors and crew were not aware of it," Acharya said.
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Even though he did not accept Tanushree's allegations, Acharya supported the movement. "But I appreciate this #MeToo movement and I support those females who have been the victims. I also have a mother, sister, daughter and wife at home and I respect women . I have seen many ups and downs during this #MeToo movement and had learned to tackle. I had learnt one thing from Amitabh Bachchan, 'Mai ladna janta hu aur ladkar girna janta hu, lekin girkar harna nahi janta, ek din phir khade hokar ladna janta hu, aur ek din jeet jaunga yah bhi janta hu'," he said.
( I know how to fight and even fall while fighting, but I don't know how to lose. I know how to stand up again and fight and I know, one day I shall win).