Just when Anushka Sharma was getting positive feedback for her OTT debut show Paatal Lok for Amazon Prime Video, it hit a big roadblock. The show is being called Anti Hindu by a section of the audience and now a BJP MLA has been offended by it.
The said BJP MLA, Nandkishor Gurjar has filed an FIR against the producer Anushka Sharma for using his picture in the web series without his consent. Accusing Anushka of sedition, the politician has also written a letter to Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javdekar to ban the streaming of Paatal Lok. Additionally, he has also filed a complaint against her under the National Security Act.
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Now there’s something more! Nandkishor Gurjar has also suggested Virat Kohli to divorce Anushka Sharma. In a conversation with Newsroom Post, the BJP MLA said, “Virat Kohli desh bhakt hai, desh k liye khele hai. Anushka ko talak de dena chahiye” (Virat Kohli is a patriot, he has played (Cricket) for the nation. He should give Anushka Sharma a divorce.
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#Ghaziabad: BJP leader Nandkishor Gurjar (@nkgurjar4bjp) has filed a case against actor turned producer @AnushkaSharma. FIR is regarding Web Series #PataalLok. He accused actress of sedition and advised @imVkohli to divorce her. (Story in Development) pic.twitter.com/NNEXAFclfX
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Well, the controversy has just gone crazy. What do you think about it?
Meanwhile, talking about the show receiving a positive response from the audience, Anushka said that she doesn’t just want to credit any particular thing and says it’s everyone’s victory together.
“When we were making the show we weren’t thinking of it to be the best show, we were just trying to tell a story and we just wanted to stay true to the story. Today when the show is getting appreciated on these lines it makes us feel very happy that it is being called the best show that India has ever produced.” Anushka told IANS in tete-a-tete.
As soon as the show aired, Anushka received a barrage of messages from friends and colleagues.
“Today, when we get calls from so many of our colleagues and filmmakers that they felt inspired after watching ‘Paatal Lok‘, it makes us feel that we have done something that was truly inspiring,” Anushka said.
“It is because of the team that worked on the project. It is because of the writing, the actors, the technicians who worked on it — everybody coming together and being on the same page. That is the reason the show is being called what it is being called. As a producer that’s what makes me feel the happiest that every aspect of the show that you have backed has got its appreciation.”