If there are criminals, there's also a hero: Pankaj Tripathi aka Kaleen Bhaiya defends Mirzapur 2 after MP demands action for defaming the city


Amazon Prime Video's Mirzapur 2 is the current talk of the town. The series featuring Pankaj Tripathi, Divyenndu, Ali Fazal, Rasika Dugal, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Vijay Varma and others released on October 23 amid much excitement. A week later, the show remains to be on every person's watch list. Amid this, Mirzapur MP Anupriya Patel called out the makers of the show and demanded action for portraying the city as a violent one. Reacting to Mirzapur MP's tweet, Pankaj aka Kaleen Bhaiya defended the show's nature.

In an interview with a leading daily, Pankaj addressed the issue and said the makers have included a disclaimer before every episode that claims the show is a work of fiction. He added that while the show does have gangsters and dons, there is a character who wants to do good for the city. "There is a disclaimer that comes before every episode which reads that Mirzapur is a fictional story and does not have any relation to an individual and/or place. I am an actor and I wouldn't have much to say on this beyond what I have stated. Having said that, I would like to add that in 'Mirzapur' series, if there are criminals, there's also a hero by the name Ramakant Pandit (Rajesh Tailang), who wants to do good for the city," Pankaj told.

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Anupriya Patel, a day after Mirzapur 2's release on the OTT platform, tweeted, "The city of Mirzapur is developed under the leadership of respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath. The city is a centre of harmony. In the web-series named Mirzapur, it is shown to be a violent one and is being defamed. Ethnic discord is also being spread through this series." In another tweet, she wrote, "Being the MP of Mirzapur, I demand that the issue must be looked into and an action must be taken against the same."

Mirzapur 2 is a 10 episodes series directed by Gurrmeet Singh and Mihir Desai. It also stars Harshita Shekhar Gaur, Amit Sial, Anjum Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Shaji Chaudhary, Isha Talwar, Meghna Malik, Lilliput, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Pramod Pathak, Paritosh Sand and Aasif Khan.

(Source: DNA)