A political analyst has launched a lawsuit against Netflix over an episode of the American comedy “The Big Bang Theory.” According to a report by the news agency PTI, he asserts that it utilizes a “derogatory phrase” to describe Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit.
In the legal notification, political analyst Mithun Vijay Kumar requests that the streaming giant erase the first episode of the second season in which Raj Koothrapalli and Sheldon Cooper compare Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit.
At the relevant scene, Sheldon Cooper compares Aishwarya Rai to Madhuri Dixit. Raj Koothrapalli responds to his remark by saying, “Aishwarya Rai is a goddess, but Madhuri Dixit is a leprous prostitute.”
The character’s comments are rude and bad-mouthing.
Mr. Kumar stated that the character’s remarks are both impolite and slanderous. He has requested that Netflix delete the program immediately or face legal action for encouraging prejudice against women. According to the news agency, the notification has been delivered to Netflix’s Mumbai office.
“My client is quite worried about the bad influence this sort of information may have on society, especially in spreading damaging stereotypes and prejudice towards women. This content is not only offensive, but it also fosters sexism and misogyny, which is completely unacceptable “the sign stated.
“It is essential to hold corporations like Netflix responsible for their activities and ensure that they respect the cultural values and feelings of the communities they serve.
The usage of a pejorative phrase in one of the Netflix episodes, Big Bang Theory, severely disturbed me. This term was used in reference to the renowned actress Madhuri Dixit; it was not only offensive and deeply hurtful, but also lacked respect for her dignity “Mr Kumar said.
Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady’s “The Big Bang Theory” premiered in 2007 and concluded its 12-season run in 2019.