Netflix Gets Slapped With A Legal Notice Over A Derogatory Comment On Madhuri Dixit As A “leprous prostitute”

Political analyst Mithun Vijay Kumar has sent a legal notice against Netflix over the derogatory remarks towards Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit.

As per the latest reports, Author and political analyst Mithun Vijay Kumar has sent a legal notice against Netflix over the derogatory remarks towards Bollywood’s god-gifted actress Madhuri Dixit. In his case, Mithun has served Netflix with a legal notice, alleging that in the first episode of the second season of The Big Bang Theory, the streaming service made a derogatory comment about Madhuri. The political expert has also urged that the program be taken from the streaming service because it allegedly promotes sexism and misogyny.

According to reports, the episode in question played by Jim Parsons aka Sheldon Cooper compared Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with Madhuri Dixit. He described Aishwarya as “a poor man’s Madhuri Dixit” in the scene. And in response, Kunal Nayyar, aka Raj Koothrapalli, declared that Madhuri Dixit was a leprous prostitute in comparison to Aishwarya Rai, who he called a goddess.

In a press statement, talking about this particular scene Mithun said, “It is important to hold companies like Netflix accountable for their actions and to ensure that they are sensitive to the cultural values and sentiments of the communities they serve. I strongly believe that streaming service providers have a responsibility to carefully curate the content that they offer on their platforms. It is their duty to ensure that the material they present does not include derogatory, offensive, or defamatory content. I was deeply troubled by the use of a derogatory term in one of the shows on Netflix – Big Bang Theory.”

He added, “This term was used in reference to the acclaimed actress Madhuri Dixit, and it was not only offensive and deeply hurtful but also showed a lack of regard for her dignity. I strongly believe that streaming service providers must take such issues seriously and act quickly to address any instances of offensive or defamatory content. Furthermore, streaming service providers should be proactive in preventing such content from being streamed. I hope that this incident will serve as a wake-up call to all streaming services providers to work towards creating a more equitable and respectful media landscape.”

Yet, Netflix hasn’t responded to Mithun’s lawsuit.

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