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Case Registered Against 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' Actor Munmun Dutta Over Casteist Slur

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Last Updated: May 19, 2021, 10:11 IST

Munmun Dutta

Munmun Dutta

Munmun Dutta had referred to members of a particular Scheduled Caste to say she did not want to look like them in a YouTube video.

A case was registered against television actress Munmun Dutta of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah fame on Tuesday evening after her video allegedly carrying objectionable words for the SC/ST community went viral on the social media over the past week, a report said. A case was registered against Munmun under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and investigations are underway.

Munmun, while demonstrating her make-up techniques, is seen saying she wanted to look good, and referring to members of a particular Scheduled Caste to say she did not want to look like them in a YouTube video.

Munmun also apologised for the same. “This is in reference to a video that I posted yesterday where in one word used by me has been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent of insult, intimidate, humiliate or hurt anyone’s feelings."

“Because of my language barrier, I was genuinely misinformed about the meaning of the word. Once I was made aware of its meaning, I immediately took the part down. I have utmost respect for every single person from every caste, creed or gender and acknowledge their immense contribution to our society or nation," she added.

“I sincerely would like to apologise to every single person who have been an unintentionally hurt by the usage of the word and I sincerely regret for the same," she further wrote.

While Munmun has deleted the particular portion from her video, the deleted clip has gone viral on social media. Upset netizens are now demanding the actress be arrested for her disrespectful remark.

Among those who tweeted their criticism wass filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan. “Has been misinterpreted? Never said it with intent to hurt? There is no other interpretation! You said the B word and there is no way to cover it up. Apologise and shut up," Ghaywan wrote.

(With IANS inputs)

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first published:May 19, 2021, 10:02 IST
last updated:May 19, 2021, 10:11 IST
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