Bengaluru: A pro-Kannada outfit in Bengaluru approached the Nandini Layout police on Monday seeking to initiate action against a web series maker for allegedly defaming Sudha Murthy, chairperson of Infosys Foundation.

Namma Karnataka Rakshana Vedike leader Lion Jayaraj Naidu alleged in his complaint that The Old Town Criminals web series had made disgraceful remarks against Karnataka’s 'proud daughter.'

Lion Jayaraj Naidu sought legal action against Amar, the director of the series and Mohan, the producer. The web series was released on YouTube last Tuesday.

“Action should be taken against the filmmaker. In the series, Sudha Murthy has been shown in poor light and has been portrayed as a person who does fake charity with her husband’s money. This is why there should be police action against the accused,” the complainant said.

Speaking to the media, Jayaraj said, “He is speaking about a woman like Sudha Murthy who has helped so many people, this is not right. That is why we filed a complaint against director Amar and producer Mohan.”

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Nandini Layout Police said that no first information report (FIR) has yet been filed and the matter was being investigated.

It is reported that Sudha Murthy, the wife of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, is unaware of the complaint.