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Anushka Sharma gets legal notice over ‘casteist’ slur in Amazon Prime’s Paatal Lok

21/05/2020 at 6:07 PM

Anushka Sharma

Mumbai, May 21: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has been sent a legal notice for allegedly using a ‘casteist’ slur in her show Paatal Lok on OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.

According to reports, Viren Sri Gurung, a member of the Lawyers Guild has sent the notice to Anushka and her brother Karnesh who are the executive producers of the show.

In the notice it was mentioned that the word used in a particular scene is ‘insulting the Nepali community.’ Paatal Lok: A Reality Check For Patriarchy And Gender Abuse in Our Society

 “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”, Gurung said.

In another report by published by The Hindu said, the Gorkha community has taken strong objection to the casteist slur in Paatal Lok, demanding that the word be dropped.

Pataal Lok showcases the story of an investigative officer, who is on the lookout for four criminals behind a failed assassination attempt of a well-known journalist Sanjeev Mehra. The show comprising nine episodes is streaming on Amazon Prime.

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