Amitabh Bachchan opens up about the #MeToo movement in India

Amitabh Bachchan’s take on MeToo movement after being called out by Tanushree Dutta

The First Investigation Report was registered in Oshiwara on Wednesday, where Nana Patekar along with choreographer Ganesh Acharya, director Rakesh Sarang and producer Samee Siddiqui, have been booked under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman) under the Indian Penal Code.

The Bollywood actor had accused actor Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of the film in 2008, an official said.

The Maharashtra State Commission for Women on Tuesday issued notices to Patekar, producer Samee Siddiqui, Acharya and director Rakesh Sarang.

Offences have been registered against them under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman), the official said, adding that no arrest has been made so far. She alleged that co-star Nana Patekar pretended to teach her few dance steps and touched her inappropriately. "Thereafter, the police recorded a statement of her father and lodged an FIR for rioting and causing damage to her auto", her lawyer Nitin Satpute told News18 in Mumbai. Besides the case study of the actress, the Facebook Live chat on the matter is also expected to spark some interesting debates on the lack of professional ethics, the legal action that needs to be taken by victims and survivors and at the same time, it will also deal with the flip side of this coin, that is, when women abuse this law for their own benefit with false claims.

US 'hopeful' on pastor's release, unaware of a deal with Turkey
The pastor was imprisoned for almost two years before being placed under house arrest on July 25 for health reasons. WND reported last week Brunson's lawyer petitioned Turkey's highest court to release the pastor from house arrest.

First poster for Disney's "Aladdin" live-action movie teases Genie's arrival
The live-action Aladdin started filming in September 2017, a few months delayed after a prolonged casting process . Will Aladdin work as a live-action movie? Guy Ritchie is directing the film (really, we swear).

Trump team asked Israel firm to create election smear campaign
Robert Mueller and the Special Counsel's office are now investigating these proposals according to the New York Times . Gates pleaded guilty to lying to investigators and agreed to cooperate with the special counsel's probe.

Dutta had sought the Commission's intervention after claiming that Patekar allegedly misbehaved with her on the sets of a film in 2008.

On the way out, her auto was attacked but with the help of the police she managed to escape from the spot, it added.

The actor said she was being forced and pressurised to do the steps but after she refused, the producer threatened to defame her. Since Tanushree added Daisy in the witness list, Mumbai Police will now be questioning Daisy about the incident and what she saw. Many parts of my complaint were deleted, omitted and avoided, she alleged.

After recording the statement, the police registered the offence late midnight, he said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top It's not right! Saha hits out at Pogba's Mourinho comments
Oct 12, 2018 - 11:44
Pogba made his France debut in 2013, and has racked up 62 caps while appearing at three major tournaments. It all began like that, from our training camp. "I was really determined".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Do You Know How Powerful Indian Passport Is? Check Out This
Oct 12, 2018 - 11:13
The US passport is top-ranked for access to Africa, with 38 visa-free destinations. Thailand ranked 68th, with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 77 countries.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top International Monetary Fund warns Nigeria on tough times ahead
Oct 12, 2018 - 10:17
The IMF has, therefore, not changed its estimate for the US' growth in 2018 keeping it as is at 2.9%. The report also takes stock of global regulatory reform 10 years after the global financial crisis.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Instagram launches new tools meant to detect bullying in photos
Oct 12, 2018 - 08:46
Users can also turn off comments on individual Instagram posts and block posts with certain keywords. And on switching to rear camera, you will see an overlay with kind comments in various languages.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Khabib Nurmagomedov Says He’ll Quit The UFC If They Fire His Teammate
Oct 12, 2018 - 08:13
Double champion Daniel Cormier wasn't a fan of the incident, but supported Khabib and his teammates' loyalty nonetheless. This is MMA though and we've seen stranger things happen. "We intend to go to the end".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mohammed Dewji: Africa's youngest billionaire abducted by masked gunmen
Oct 12, 2018 - 06:41
Dewji is also a major sponsor of Tanzania soccer team Simba SC and served two terms in Tanzania's parliament, retiring in early 2015.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China: Interpol chief arrested for bribery
Oct 12, 2018 - 05:55
The Chinese Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment late Tuesday in Beijing . Meng Hongwei as President of INTERPOL with immediate effect", the tweet said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brexit deal next week 'within reach': Barnier
Oct 12, 2018 - 05:52
The de-facto Deputy Prime Minister was pressed on the DUP's support when he appeared on ITV's Peston on Wednesday night. This, however, would raise the prospect of increased regulation checks between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kanye West said that Apple should build Trump an iPlane
Oct 12, 2018 - 05:43
Some of his notable quotes during the controversial visit included some that were of the nonsensical variety, USA Today reported. Kardashian West also attended a White House roundtable discussion last month focused on the clemency process.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Malaysia To Abolish Death Penalty, Says Minister
Oct 12, 2018 - 05:23
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has called for a discussion on the death penalty, due to the high crime statistics in the country. The UN envoy noted the majority of executions today are carried out in China, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank's Wedding Party Revealed - See the Bridesmaids & Page Boys!
Oct 12, 2018 - 05:14
Eugenie is following tradition by not revealing who designed her wedding gown, but she has said it will be a British designer. Trevor and Meghan tied the knot in lavish beach wedding in Ochio Rios, Jamaica in 2011 after dating for seven years.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Astros, Red Sox announce starters for first 2 ALCS games
Oct 12, 2018 - 05:14
The latest was a five-out cameo in Game 2 against the Yankees in which he gave up homers to Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. For our ALCS roundtable, the SI MLB staff contemplated when-or if-they would have started Price against the Astros.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook to Sell Portal Video Devices
Oct 12, 2018 - 05:10
Facebook is the newest contender in the smart home speaker segment with the launch of the new Portal home and Portal +. The camera can be blocked by a cover and the device has a button for disabling both the lens and the microphone.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Galaxy A9 with four rear cameras unveiled
Oct 12, 2018 - 04:40
An example of this is seen in the new Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) that is the firm's first ever phone with a triple rear camera . And that's not where the cameras end, since there is a 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 for all selfies and video calls.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump on 831 Stock Market Drop: Fed Has Gone Crazy
Oct 12, 2018 - 04:39
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement on the drop as well. This will pass and the USA economy remains strong".