Anushka Sharma produced her first ever web show, Paatal Lok for Prime Video starring Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi and others. The show premiered on May 15, 2020, and got a good response. However, it looks like one of the episodes of Paatal Lok has invited legal trouble for Anushka. As per a report, Anushka has been sent a legal notice by a member of Lawyers guild over the alleged use of casteist slur in one of the episodes of the show.
As per a report of The Quint, Anushka’s Paatal Lok has offended the Nepali community due to the alleged use of casteist slur in one of the episodes of the show. Reportedly, Viren Sri Gurung, Lawyers’ guild member, has sent a legal notice to Anushka Sharma on May 18, 2020, for the same. The Lawyer said in the report that in an episode where a lady police cop is interrogating a Nepali character, casteist slur has been used and that is an insult to the community.
Gurung said, “There is a clip wherein during an interrogation a lady police officer uses a casteist slur on a Nepali character. There wouldn’t have been any problem had only ‘Nepali’ been used. But the word that follows it is unacceptable. Since Anushka Sharma is one of the producers of the show, we have served her a notice.” The Lawyers’ Guild member also added that Anushka’s team has not yet responded to their notice. The report also stated that if they don’t get a response from the team, others from Prime Video would also be involved in the matter.