FIR registered against Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Munmun Dutta in Indore for hurting sentiments with racist word in video

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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Munmun Dutta has landed in legal trouble for using a casteist slur in a now-deleted video on YouTube. Munmun, who is known to play the character of Babita in the show, made use of an objectionable word which didn't go down well with many. 

Now, as per the latest update, Indore police registered a case against Munmun on Wednesday for using the casteist slur against a Scheduled Caste community in the video which was pulled down immediately after the backlash started. The case was registered under relevant sections of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act after a complaint lodged by Akhil Bharatiya Balai Mahasangh president Manoj Parmar.

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According to reports, Mr Parmar claimed in his complaint that the 'racist' word used by Munmun in her video has hurt the sentiments of the Scheduled Caste community, primarily the Valmiki community. 

On May 13, an FIR was registered at Haryana’s Hansi. She was booked under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.  

Amid the outrage, Munmun had issued an apology and stated that she was misinformed about the meaning of the word. However, filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan slammed the actress and refused to buy her apology.

(Source: Inputs From PTI)

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