A Madhuri Fan Sends Netflix Legal Notice


A Madhuri Dixit Nene fan and political analyst, Mithun Vijay Kumar, slapped Netflix with a legal notice for allegedly showing the actress in poor light. Kumar says that the OTT giant’s season 2, episode 1 of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ compares Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit and the latter is then defamed in the scene, “I recently came across an episode of the show ‘The Big Bang Theory’ on Netflix where Kunal Nayyar’s character uses an offensive and derogatory term to refer to the legendary Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit. As a fan of Madhuri Dixit since childhood, I was deeply disturbed by the dialogue. I found it highly derogatory and offensive towards Indian culture and women. So I asked my lawyer to send a legal notice to Netflix, requesting that they remove the episode from their platform. It’s important to hold media companies accountable for the content they distribute, and I hope that Netflix India will take this matter seriously.” The scene which is in question shows Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) calling Aishwarya Rai a poor man’s Madhuri Dixit. In response to his comment, Raj Koothrapalli (Kunal Nayyar) replies, “Aishwarya Rai is a goddess, by comparison, Madhuri Dixit is a leprous prostitute.”