Munmun Dutta is a popular character on Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma. She is well known and loved as Babita ji. But Munmun is now in news for all the wrong reasons. In a recently sharev vido, Munmun is seen applying her makeup. In the video she says that she wants to look pretty and not like a member of a particular caste. She uses a csteist slur, thinking she is being funny.
But netizens found this very objectionable and #ArrestMunmunDutta trended all day yesterday. Munmun tried damage control with an apology. She said that she used the wrong words because of a language barrier, she did not really understand what she was saying. But netizens did not accept the apology and continued to demand her arrest.
An FIR has been booked against the actor and we will know soon if any action will be taken. This should serve as a lesson to all that racial or casteist discrimination is neither funny nor acceptable.