A police officer stated the case towards Munmun Dutta for utilizing a casteist slur in a video is beneath investigation.
Actor Munmun Dutta, identified for enjoying Babita Iyer in sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has been booked beneath the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act at Hansi, Haryana. The FIR adopted after the actor shared a video the place she makes use of a casteist slur.
Rajat Kalsan, convenor of the National Alliance for Dalit Human Rights, filed the FIR on Tuesday, 11 May. A CD has with Dutta’s video, the place she says the objectionable phrase has additionally been submitted, in response to The Hindu.
The case was filed beneath Section 3(1) (u) of the SCs and STs Act on Thursday, 13 May. It is at present beneath investigation, Hansi’s Superintendent of Police Nitika Gahlaut stated.
In a make-up video shared on Instagram, Munmum had stated that she needed to look good and used a slur, which refers to a specific caste, saying that she didn’t need to appear to be that.
After folks on social media known as her out for the utilization of the slur, she took the video down and issued an apology. In a observe shared on Instagram, Dutta had stated that the objectionable phrase utilized by her has been ‘misinterpreted.’
The actor claimed that she was misinformed concerning the that means due to her language barrier. Dutta added that she took the video down as soon as she was made conscious of its that means.