Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Actress Munmun Dutta In Controversy Over Casteist Slur

Daily television soaps are meant for our entertainment purpose. In our daily hectic life, daily television serials give us a moment of joy and happiness. There are various kinds of shows aired on television. Some of them are family dramas while some are comedy and entertaining. India’s daily soaps have a vast viewing population of women. Women primarily watch family drama shows while men prefer to watch comedy and entertaining shows. On the other hand, kids also like to watch comedy shows along with cartoon shows. While a lot of television shows are just airing without any storyline and nonsensical melodrama. Producers are just stretching on the story of these melodramatic shows to make a profit as much as they can. Actors and actresses of Indian daily shows are gaining more and more popularity because of their decent acting skills and spot-on comedic timings.

Their recognition among people is increasing day by day. In the era of the internet and social media, daily television serials are now available to watch on different internet platforms. Now a user can watch his/her favorite Tv show anytime and anywhere because of constant internet connectivity and handheld smart devices. We all have heard about Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah. It is a daily television show which is being telecasted for more than a decade. The first episode of Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah was telecasted on 28 July 2008 and now it is the longest-running daily television soap of India. Over thirteen years, Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah has become one of the most popular daily television serials of India.

Munmun Dutta Controversy

The comedy and storyline of the show are top-notch and worth watching and character development over the years of the cast of the show is worth appraising. The outline of the show Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah revolves around Gokuldham society which is an apartment complex where families of different states and religions live happily and with cooperation. Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah TV soap shows us the day-to-day happenings in the lives of the members of Gokuldham housing society. Jetha Lal and his family are the central characters of the Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah The show is based on the columns written by the prominent Indian writer “Taarak Mehta”. The actress of the TV show “Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah” Munmun Dutta who plays the character of “Babita Iyer” is in the limelight nowadays.

A few days back she said something casteist which had hurt the sentiments of a lot of parole. Now there are reports that an FIR has been lodged against Munmun Dutta (Babita Iyer) because of her slang. It seems that she is now in real trouble owing to her irrelevant statement. Actress Munmun Dutta was live on her Instagram and telling her fans about her make-up routine, in the middle of the live session she used a defamatory word unknowingly which eventually landed her into trouble. The controversy started when Munmun Dutta came live on her Instagram handle to interact with her fans. While she was live on her Instagram, she said something bad to a particular caste of India which eventually dropped into trouble. People are getting agitated because of her statement on a particular section of the population.

Munmun Dutta Controversy FIR

She used a word to define her unusual, and that word is monikered to a particular caste of Indian society. Fans as well as a large section of internet users found her statement irrational and started a protest against her on social media in just twenty-four hours. #ArrestMunmunDutta was trending on Twitter and people started demanding the arrest of actress Munmun Dutta. Today it has been reported that an FIR registered has been registered against Munmun Dutta under SC/ST act at Hansi in Haryana. After the news of FIR came into the limelight, a lot of news and statements floating on social medial about the arrest of Munmun Dutta. The video in which Munmun Dutta used a casteist word has gone viral on social media and getting a large number of views. Furthermore, an FIR was also registered in Mumbai against actress Munmun Dutta because of her defamatory statement against a particular caste.

Eventually, Actress Munmun Dutta has been charged under IPC sections 295(A) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and section 3 of the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act. A lot of FIR is being registered against actress Munmun Dutta from different parts of India. Later on, Actress Munmun Dutta released a statement on her social media handles. In the statement, she was apologizing for her mistake and told she is sorry for using a word that has hurt the sentiments of people. Owing to the language barrier she was unknown to the real meaning of the word which she had used mistakenly. Furthermore, actress Munmun Dutta said that the word uttered by her while being live on her Instagram was misunderstood by her, she didn’t know that the word could hurt the emotions and sentiment of people.

Munmun Dutta Apology

She also revealed that she had no intention to hurt or insult a particular group of our country, it was said only in a misunderstood manner. Owing to the language barrier she mistakenly said something, and after knowing the true meaning of that she removed that part of the live session as fast as she can. Actress Munmun Dutta also posted an apology letter on her official Twitter handle in which she was saying that she is sincerely sorry for what she had said on her social media handle while being live with fans. She apologizes to every person who got hurt by her statement. The word I have used mistakenly was unintentional and it wasn’t meant to cause any defame to any individual or a caste group.  A lot of people are in support of Munmun Dutta and saying that whatever the actress said in her live session, she was unaware of the real meaning of that word.

She must be pardoned for her mistake. While there are other groups of people who are demanding the fast arrest of the actress Munmun Dutta and protesting against her on social media channels. For now, we don’t know where it will end eventually. Whether the actress of Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah will land in jail or she will be pardoned. Actors and influencing artists are those people who create an impact on their fans and viewers. We tend to think that their reality would be the same as their reel life. But this is just the opposite of our perception. They are also human and they also made mistakes. We must not hope from them a lot. These people are also humans like us. They also have a life as we have. Sometimes they disclose or utter something means/casteist which jolt our mind and we started thinking how they can say that.

But the thing is they are actors, what role they play onscreen is different from their real life. Actors and those people who create a great impact on people must have to be careful what they are saying on their social media handles. Their statement can cause a lot of damage to the sentiment of the people who follow them. Their rotten statement can cause religious or social upsurge and can it can eventually hamper their security.  People idolize these actors and tend to believe that these people are an example of epitome truthfulness. This is wrong and needs to change. We must have to realize they are mere Actors, who are meant to play a role in a show or movie.

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