Paatal Lok producer Anushka Sharma sent legal notice for casteist slur on a Nepali character. Anushka Sharma’s latest production venture, Paatal Lok which has become a hit among the masses but it has also disappointed people. As we stay indoors many people have been binge-watching new shows and also old ones. Among the latest one is Paatal Lok which features Jaideep Ahlawat, Gul Panag, Neeraj Kabi, Abhishek Banerjee and Swastika Mukherjee in lead roles.
Paatal Lok producer Anushka Sharma sent legal notice for slur on Nepali
As per a report, a legal notice has been sent to Anushka on May 18 for a casteist slur used in the show. The notice has been sent by Viren Sri Gurung, a member of the Lawyers Guild, which has been formed to provide free legal advice amid the COVID-19 crisis and is associated with the Chambers of Mr. Pranay Rai & Associates.
Gurung has said that the word which appears in the second episode of the show is insulting to the entire Nepali community, reports The Quint. “There is a clip wherein during an interrogation a lady police officer uses a casteist slur on a Nepali character. There wouldn’t have been any problem had only ‘Nepali’ been used. But the word that follows it is unacceptable. Since Anushka Sharma is one of the producers of the show, we have served her a notice,” he said.
Gurung has also shared that Anushka is yet to respond to the notice. If that doesn’t happen, the matter will be taken forward with the OTT platform streaming the show and others involved in it.
In an online petition, which has also been addressed to the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Gorkha community has said that this slur portrayed the Gorkha women in a poor light.
The Gorkhas have also demanded an unconditional apology and a disclaimer, and have asserted that the word should be muted and the subtitles should be blurred out. In the petition, the Bhartiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh has also expressed their concern over the same.