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BJP leader criticizes ‘Paatal Lok’ and he wants Virat Kohli Divorce Anushka Sharma

India's power couple of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are loved far and wide.

BJP leader criticizes ‘Paatal Lok’ and he wants Virat Kohli Divorce Anushka Sharma

India’s power couple of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are loved far and wide. But, things seem to going downhill for the two since the former’s most current production Paatal Lok released.

While many were irked by the content of this Amazon Prime Video original, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Nandkishor Gurjar recently went two steps ahead, urging the Indian captain to divorce his Bollywood-famous wife.

In a letter written to Prakash Javdekar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, the MLA requested for the web series to be banned, while also lodging a complaint against Sharma under the National Security Act, accusing her of causing communal disharmony.

Then he asked the cricket champ to end his marriage with Sharma, as he’s a patriot and plays for India.

“Virat Kohli desh bhakt hai, desh k liye khele hai. Anushka ko talak de dena chahiye (Virat Kohli is a patriot, he has represented India. He should divorce Anushka).”

Apart from that, Anushka was previously sent a legal notice following the release of her Amazon Prime series. The notice was sent by Viren Dri Gurung, a member of the Lawyers Guild, over a perceived casteist slur on the show.

The Quint mentioning the legal notice revealed that according to Gurung, the slur was derogatory towards the Nepali community.

“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,” he said.

The slur was used in the series against a woman whose name indicates that she had been a member of the Khasi community of Meghalaya.

Prior to this, earlier, an organization representing Gorkhas had claimed that there was a scene in Paatal Lok that comprised of sexual slurs aiming in the community whilst at the same time stereotyping the Northeastern people.

“Nepali is one of the 22 scheduled languages, and there are 10.5 million people in India who speak Nepali as the common tongue. The Gorkha community is the largest Nepali speaking community and this is a direct insult to the community,” said the Bharatiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh.

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Sumati Pavagi

A late bloomer but an early learner, Sumati likes to be honestly biased. Though fascinated by the far-flung corners of the galaxy, She doesn’t fancy the idea of humans moving to Mars. Sumati is a Contributing Author for Buzzfeed. e-mail: sumatipavagi@trendycow.net

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