May 21, 2020, 11:53 AM IST
A controversy has arisen over the recently streamed web series 'Patal Lok' on a major OTT platform. After which a legal notice has been sent to the show's co-producer Anushka Sharma. The controversy is about a dialogue spoken in the web series, which the Nepali community has considered abusive to itself.
The notice to Anushka was sent to Anushka on 18 May (Monday) by Virenashree Gurung, a member of the Lawyers Guild. According to him, in one scene of the show, a woman policeman uses profanity with profane words during interrogation of a Nepali man at the police station. Which is absolutely wrong.
No objection to the word 'Nepali'
Gurung said that we have no objection to the word Nepali, but the word spoken after this is not acceptable. For this reason, we have sent a legal notice to Anushka, one of the four producers of the show. Gurung said that Anushka has not yet received any response from her team. Next we will talk to Amazon about this matter.
Gorkha community petitioned online
In this case, the Gorkha community also started an online petition to the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Minister of this department Prakash Javadekar, Amazon Prime Video and Anushka Sharma to mute that derogatory word, smear the subtitles and issue an apology. Is demanded. Along with this, he has demanded to remove the existing episode and upload the edited episode instead.
Appeal to all the General Public!
– Bharatiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh (@BhaGoYuP) May 20, 2020
'Patal Lok' streamed on 15 May
Let us know that 'Patal Lok' is streamed on the main OTT platform Amazon Prime on May 15. The web show stars Jaideep Ahlawat, Gul Panag, Neeraj Kabi, Abhishek Banerjee, Swastika Mukherjee in the lead roles.
Kavita Chettri, our Legal Affairs Secretary for BHAGOYuP Assam shared view on the racist slur in the webseries #Patallol.
– Bharatiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh (@BhaGoYuP) May 21, 2020