'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' actor Munmun Dutta, who came under fire for using a casteist slur in her latest YouTube video, has been booked under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
On Thursday, an FIR was registered against the Television actor at Haryana’s Hansi, reported The Hindu.
According to the report, the FIR was registered by a convener of National Alliance for Dalit Human Rights. The person also produced a compact disc with the video, which hurt the sentiments of the community.
The now-deleted clip went viral on social media earlier this week.
The video showed Munmun talking about her make up and using the word to describe how she doesn't want to look in front of the camera.
Upset netizens had demanded the actor be arrested for her disrespectful remark.'Arrest Munmun Dutta' trends on Twitter as netizens slam 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' actor for using 'casteist slur'
Later, Mumun had issued an apology and said that she 'was genuinely misinformed about meaning of the word'.
It read: "This is in reference to a video that 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 its meaning I immediately took the part down. I have utmost respect for every single person from every caste, creed or gender and acknowledge their immense contribution to our Society or nation," the actor wrote.
However, her apology has not gone down well with many people.Munmun Dutta issues apology after using 'castiest slur', says 'was genuinely misinformed about meaning of the word'
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