Sat. Jun 3rd, 2023

Netflix may take away an episode of The Huge Bang Principle over a “derogatory” comment made about Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit.

Final week, Indian political analyst Mithun Vijay Kumar claimed he had issued a authorized discover to the streaming service, asking it to take away the primary episode of season two, during which Raj Koothrapalli (Kunal Nayyar) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) examine actors Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit.

Throughout their dialog, Sheldon refers to Aishwarya Rai as a “poor man’s Madhuri Dixit”. To which Raj replies: “Aishwarya Rai is a goddess. By comparability, Madhuri Dixit is a leprous prostitute”.

In a Twitter put up shared on Wednesday (March 22), Kumar described the feedback made towards Dixit as “offensive and derogatory”.

“As a fan of Madhuri Dixit since childhood, I used to be deeply disturbed by the dialogue,” he wrote. “I discovered it extremely derogatory and offensive in the direction of Indian tradition and girls.

“So I requested my lawyer to ship a authorized discover to Netflix, requesting that they take away the episode from their platform. It’s necessary to carry media corporations accountable for the content material they distribute, and I hope that @NetflixIndia will take this matter critically.”

Just lately, I got here throughout an episode of the present Huge Bang Principle on Netflix the place Kunal Nayyar’s character makes use of an offensive and derogatory time period to consult with the legendary Bollywood actress @MadhuriDixit. As a fan of Madhuri Dixit since childhood, I used to be deeply disturbed by the…

— Mithun Vijay Kumar (@MVJonline) March 22, 2023

Kumar added that failure to take away the episode will “lead to authorized motion being taken towards” Netflix “for selling sexism and discrimination towards ladies”.

“As a accountable and main streaming service supplier, it’s your obligation to make sure that your content material is free from any such remarks or actions,” learn the authorized discover from Kumar’s lawyer. “My consumer calls for that you simply instantly take away the mentioned episode out of your platform and be certain that such objectionable content material just isn’t current in any of your exhibits or motion pictures.

The Huge Bang Principle aired its closing episode in Could 2019. The next yr, a producer on the sitcom revealed that it had deliberate to proceed for an extra two years earlier than Parsons stop the present.

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