According to recent reports, Mithun Vijay Kumar, a political analyst and author, has taken legal action against Netflix over derogatory comments made towards the renowned Bollywood actress, Madhuri Dixit. Mithun has issued a legal notice against Netflix, claiming that the streaming service made offensive remarks about Madhuri in the first episode of the second season of The Big Bang Theory. Additionally, Mithun has demanded that the program be removed from Netflix, as he believes it promotes sexism and misogyny.
In the episode, Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper, compared Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with Madhuri Dixit, describing Aishwarya as a “poor man’s Madhuri Dixit.” Kunal Nayyar, who plays Raj Koothrapalli, responded by saying that Madhuri Dixit was a leprous prostitute compared to Aishwarya Rai, whom he called a goddess.
In a press statement, Mithun expressed his disappointment with the offensive comments made about Madhuri Dixit, stating that it is essential for companies like Netflix to be held accountable for their actions and be sensitive to the cultural values and sentiments of the communities they serve. He believes that streaming service providers have a responsibility to carefully curate the content they offer and ensure that it does not include derogatory, offensive, or defamatory content.
Mithun added that the use of a derogatory term in The Big Bang Theory episode was not only offensive and hurtful but also showed a lack of respect for Madhuri Dixit’s dignity. He strongly believes that streaming service providers must take such issues seriously and act quickly to address instances of offensive or defamatory content. Moreover, streaming service providers should be proactive in preventing such content from being streamed.
Mithun hopes that this incident will serve as a wake-up call for all streaming service providers to create a more equitable and respectful media landscape.