Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Munmun Dutta, popularly known as Babitaji from, found herself in a soup for using a casteist slur in a video that she posted online. Twitter started trending #ArrestMunmunDutta.
Munmun Dutta shared a video where she is seen interacting with her fans. Talking about her make-up, she says, “Lip tint ko halka sa blush ki tarah laga liya hai because main YouTube pe aane wali hoon aur main achha dikhn chahti hoon. Bh***i ki tarah nahi dikhna chahti hoon.”
A Twitter user posted a part of the video where Munmun Dutta used the word ‘Bh***i’. “#ArrestMunmunDutta Request @NCSC_GoI @thevijaysampla sir to please take Cognizance so that @moonstar4u to be booked immediately in #SCSTAct (sic),” read his tweet.
— Mohinder Pal Chalia (@mpchalia) May 10, 2021
Another user wrote, “UC celebraties like @moonstar4u , normalise casteist slurs & Casteism in Society. Shall not tolerated! Unconstitutional & shall be booked under SC/ST act immediately. #ArrestMunmunDutta (sic).”
UC celebraties like @moonstar4u, normalise casteist slurs & Casteism in Society. Shall not tolerated!
— Ritesh (@outcastritesh) May 10, 2021
— Riya 🇮🇳 (@RiyaRan51835025) May 10, 2021
— Kanishk Singh (@kanishkbhimarmy) May 10, 2021
— Shruti Gautam (@Realshruti_) May 10, 2021
After being slammed for her casteist slur, Munmun Dutta trimmed her video and also issued an apology on social media. She wrote, “This is in reference to a video I posted yesterday where in one word used by me has been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent of 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 it meaning I immediately took the part down (sic).”
— Munmun Dutta (@moonstar4u) May 10, 2021
She further wrote, “I sincerely would like to apologise to every single person who have been unintentionally hurt by the usage of the word and I sincerely regret for the same (sic).”
Have a look at her post: