The move comes as India mulls tightening sexual harassment laws, after an avalanche of complaints of abuse lodged by women in recent weeks thrust the issue to the forefront of politics.
Several high profile men including Bollywood celebrities, famous journalists, and even a minister stand accused under India's burgeoning #MeToo movement.
The first time Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta accused her co-star of sexually harassing her a decade ago, she was threatened with violence – and then ignored. But now her accusations appear to be emboldening women to speak out at last.
Tanushree Dutta, a Bollywood actress and former Miss India, said in press interviews this week that Nana Patekar, a veteran actor who is now 67, had harassed her on the sets of a film in 2008.
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