Extra bother for TV actress Munmun Dutta who’s finest identified for her function of ‘Babita Iyer’ on Sab TV’s present ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’!
The actress who landed in an issue over the usage of a phrase that’s termed as a casteist slur was just lately blasted by netizens on social media for hurting the feelings. And now the most recent replace is that she is been booked below SC/ST act at Haryana’s Hansi.
In accordance with a report in The Hindu, Nitika Gahlaut, Superintendent of Police, Hansi, confirmed that the case was registered at Metropolis Police Station below Part 3(1) (u) of the SCs and STs Act. The case was registered on Thursday and the matter was below investigation.
Reportedly, the FIR has been registered by Rajat Kalsan, convenor, Nationwide Alliance for Dalit Human Rights.
Munmum landed in soup after a video of her went viral on social media. Addressing followers in a Vlog, she says “I have applied a lip tint as my blush because I am going to appear on Youtube and I want to look good. Bh**** ki tarah nahi dikhna chahti hun”.
The phrase utilized by her carries casteist connotations and is considered a slur.
Later, in response to the criticism, she even launched an apology assertion on Twitter whereby she writes: “One word used by me has been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent of insult, intimidate, humiliate or hurt anyone’s feelings”.
She has cited “language barrier” as the explanation, including that “I was genuinely misinformed about the meaning of the word”. Within the observe, she has apologised and expressed remorse over the identical.