Mirzapur resident takes web series makers to Supreme Court
Supreme Court has issued notices to makers and producers of web series 'Mirzapur' and Amazon Prime Video based on a petition complaining about the negative portrayal of the district in Uttar Pradesh in the web series.
The Supreme Court has sought the response from OTT platform and series makers.
Taking exception of Mirzapur's portrayal, the petitioner claimed that "the web series has shown every resident of Mirzapur as a goon, vagabond and adulterer. The said web series is filled with nudity, vulgarity and abusive language."
Besides the petitioner has also sought the setting up of a pre-screening panel that will assess OTT content before they are released.
Among other contentions, the petition says the web series puts forth the view that ladies in Mirzapur are involved in sexual relations with their servants apart from their husband.
Terming the web series as against the values of Indian culture, the petitioner claimed that anybody outside Mirzapur viewed him with suspicion due to the negative portrayal of his city in the web series.