The top court agreed to examine Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Munmun Dutta’s plea and stayed the proceedings in the FIRs.
Senior advocate Puneet Bali, representing Munmun, argued that in the video posted on a social media platform last month, Dutta did not use the casteist slur intentionally and the word was used in West Bengal to refer to those who took intoxicants.
The bench replied that was not true, “You may not be informed. Everyone knows the meaning. Same word is used in Bangla. She was in Kolkata when she said this,” noted the top court.
Puneet acknowledged his client made a mistake and deleted her Twitter post within two hours of posting the video.