Paatal Lok producer Anushka Sharma despatched authorized discover for casteist slur on a Nepali character

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Anushka Sharma despatched authorized discover& 

Key Highlights

  • Paatal Lok has managed to impress the lots
  • However, Anushka Sharma, the co-producer of the present, has been despatched a regal discover just lately
  • The discover was despatched for a casteist slur used within the present

As we practise social distancing by staying at house, we have now been consuming on-line content material greater than ever. From binge-watching new exhibits to revisiting outdated classics, most of us have been spending our days being hooked to the screens. And speaking about exhibits obtainable on-line, Anushka Sharma’s newest manufacturing enterprise, Paatal Lok has managed to impress the lots. While the present could be successful among the many viewers, a slur within the present has irked a couple of individuals. 

As per a report, a authorized discover has been despatched to Anushka on May 18 for a casteist slur used within the present. The discover has been despatched by Viren Sri Gurung, a member of the Lawyers Guild, which has been shaped to supply free authorized recommendation amid the COVID-19 disaster and is related to the Chambers of Mr. Pranay Rai & Associates. 

Gurung has stated that the phrase which seems within the second episode of the present is insulting to your complete Nepali group, studies The Quint. “There is a clip whereby throughout an interrogation a woman police officer makes use of a casteist slur on a Nepali character. There wouldn’t have been any downside had solely ‘Nepali’ been used. But the phrase that follows it’s unacceptable. Since Anushka Sharma is among the producers of the present, we have now served her a discover,” he stated. 

Gurung has additionally shared that Anushka is but to answer the discover. If that does not occur, the matter will likely be taken ahead with the OTT platform streaming the present and others concerned in it. 

In an internet petition, which has additionally been addressed to the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Gorkha group has stated that this slur portrayed the Gorkha ladies in a poor mild.


The Gorkhas have additionally demanded an unconditional apology and a disclaimer, and have asserted that the phrase must be muted and the subtitles must be blurred out. In the petition, the Bhartiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh has additionally expressed their concern over the identical. 

Paatal Lok options Jaideep Ahlawat, Gul Panag, Neeraj Kabi, Abhishek Banerjee and Swastika Mukherjee in lead roles. 

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