Anushka Sharma's home production web series Paatal Lok, which recently hit the web, has embroiled in a streak of controversies already. While the show is being loved by many of its viewers, there's also a section of people that are offended by some parts of it and have accused the makers of glorifying Hinduphobia. Only recently, Anushka was served with a legal notice over hurting sentiments of the Gorkha community in a particular scene, while many netizens accused the actress of openly promoting Hinduphobia and demanded a ban on the show. Now, Nandkishor Gurjar, a BJP MLA, has filed a complaint against Sharma for displaying his picture in an episode without his consent.
As per a report in India Today, the politician wants a case to be filed against the producer under the National Security Act for allegedly causing communal stir. Gurjar, in his complaint, claimed that Paatal Lok is an attempt to tarnish the Bhartiya Janata Party's image. He also accused the makers of trying to create a terror-free image of Pakistan through their series. The politician has further demanded a ban on Paatal Lok, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Talking about the picture in question that was morphed and used in Paatal Lok; the actual one was clicked on March 30, 2018. It features UP CM Yogi Adityanath, who was at the inauguration of a six-lane elevated road from Ghaziabad's UP Gate to Karheda. Nandkishore, who has filed the complaint, could be seen standing beside CM Yogi. The picture, as per him, was used without his permission.
आज गाजियाबाद में देश की सबसे लंबी 10.30 किमी. 6 लेन 'हिंडन एलिवेटेड रोड' का उद्घाटन किया। pic.twitter.com/1nGu5utvGw— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) March 30, 2018
Here's a screengrab from the show:
Anushka Sharma is yet to respond to any of the above-mentioned accusations. Meanwhile, the show stars Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi and Abhishek Banerjee among others.
image source: instagram/anushkasharma
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