HANSI: An FIR has been filed against ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ actress Munmun Dutta at Hansi city in Haryana for using a casteist slur in a video she uploaded recently.
Acting on the complaint of Dalit rights activist Rajat Kalsan, the case was registered under Section 3(1)(U) of the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities Act) for making the remark.
Kalsan complained to the Hansi superintendent of police that sentiments of the Dalit community had been hurt by the actress and that she had defamed the community. “The actress has lakhs of followers, and she used such remarks only to defame us,” he said.
Ram Phal, the inspector of Hansi city police station, confirmed that the FIR had been registered.
On May 10, Dutta, who belongs to West Bengal, termed the remark unintentional. “Due to the language barrier, I was misinformed about the meaning of the word,” she said.