Paatal Lok that released on Amazon Prime grabbed the audience's attention from its first episode. Netizens are going crazy over this crime-drama which is produced by Anushka Sharma. Even celebrities are congratulating Anushka for producing a drama like Paatal Lok. However, the actress has now fallen into a legal mess. It's because of the casteist slur used in the series against the Nepali community.
Viren Sri Gurung, a member of Lawyers Guild informed 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."
Another report in The Hindu suggests that the Gurkha community has taken offense over the slurs used by woman police in the series while talking to a Nepali character. They have demanded that the word should be muted, blurred in subtitles in the new video. They have also asked for an apology from the makers. The Bhartiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh has filed a petition against Amazon Video and producer Anushka Sharma.
In the petition they have mentioned, "The insult hurled at her by a policewoman reinstates the stereotyping of people from the North-East. The Gorkha is the largest Nepali-speaking community and this term puts down the entire clan."
The President of the Bharatiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh, Nanda Kirati Dewan, was quoted saying, "We should refrain from consuming content that shows a community in a negative light just for the sake of creative freedom." Anushka and the streaming platform has three days to respond to the notice. (Also Read: Paatal Lok: Netizens Allege Anushka Sharma’s Series Promotes Hinduphobia; Raise Objection At Meat-Eating Scene And Demand A Ban)
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