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Who Is Munmun Dutta? TV Actor Under Fire For Using Castiest Slur

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Who Is Munmun Dutta: Actor Munmun Duta recently posted a makeup video in which she was seen passing a casteist remark against a marginalised community.

Her video outraged many on social media as they called for the arrest of Dutta. More than 26 thousand tweets were posted on social media by users with the hashtag #ArrestMunmunDutta. They asked for legal action against the 33-year-old actor under the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Act. In her statement responding to the backlash, Dutta said that she was misinformed about the casteist term because of the “language barrier”.Here’s the video:

Who is Munmun Dutta?

  • Since 2008, the actor has been one of the popular cast members of a famous comedy show named Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma. She plays the character of Babita Iyer on the show.
  • Dutta originally belongs to West Bengal and is currently living in Mumbai. She started her acting debut with Hum Sab Baarati, a show on Zee Tv.
  • Later in 2006, she was starred in a film named Holiday, which was directed by Pooja Bhatt.
  • According to some reports, Dutta has a Master of Arts degree in English. She also attended the University of Mumbai for higher education. According to some media reports, she is also trained in classical music.
  • Earlier this year, Dutta’s statement from 2017 surfaced in which she opened about being sexually harassed as a little girl. She said, “M surprised that some ‘good ‘ men are shocked to see the number of women who have come out and shared their #metoo experiences. NO DON’T BE. This is happening in your own backyard, in your own house, with your own sister, daughter, mother, wife or even your maid.”
  • After her video started to receive severe backlash from social media users, Dutta gave her an official statement in which she apologised for the casteist word she used. She said that she has taken down the video.
  • Her statement read, “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.” She added, “I have utmost respect for every single person from every caste, creed or gender and acknowledge their immense contribution to our society or nation.”