THE MAHARASHTRA State Commission for Women on Tuesday issued notices to actor Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, film producer Sameer Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang after the actress Tanushree filed a complaint against them in the commission.
The 4 have been asked to submit their reponses within 10 days.Officials from the commission said a notice has also been sent to the Cine and TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) to explain its procedure to address sexual harassment complaints.
Commission Chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar said: “As per the Act, production houses and TV artistes’ association must have a redressal mechanism to ensure that women are not sexually harassed at sets. Recently, we have seen a rise in such complaints. It is a concerning issue.” The association and production houses currently have limited scope under this Act, she added.
The commission has directed Dutta to present her case in a hearing. “The hearing will be scheduled once all respondents provide their versions,” said an official.