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FIR filed against Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress for “Casteist” remark

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: TV actress Munmun Dutta, who is famous for portraying the role of ‘Babita Iyer’ on Sab TV’s show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, has landed into trouble yet again. Reportedly, an FIR has been registered against Munmun Dutta in Mumbai for using a casteist slur in a video on social media.

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A report in ANI reads, “FIR registered against TV actor Munmun Dutta for posting a video with a casteist slur on social media: Mumbai Police”.

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The video had gone viral on social media platforms.

“The case against Dutta was registered on May 26 based on a complaint lodged by Naresh Bohit (40), a community leader and a worker of a political party, at Goregaon police station on May 12,” the police official said.

Since the actor resides in Amboli police station limits, the complaint application was forwarded to that police station, he said.

After the investigation, the FIR against the actor was registered on Wednesday.

The TMKOC actress even released an apology on her social media where she cited ‘language barrier’ as the reason for the use of the word. The statement read, “This is in reference to a video that I posted yesterday where in one word used by me has been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent to insult, intimidate, humiliate or hurt anyone’s feelings. Because of my language barrier, I was genuinely misinformed about the meaning of the word. Once I was made aware of its meaning I immediately took the part down.”

Munmun added, “I sincerely would like to apologize to every single person who has been unintentionally hurt by the usage of the word.”

Earlier, similar cases were registered against the actor in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, police said.

Other than TMKOC, Munmun Dutta has starred in movies like ‘Mumbai Xpress’, ‘Holiday’ and others.

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