Troubles piling up for the makers of web-series Mirzapur and Amazon Prime Video. Reacting to a plea filed by an advocate, the Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the makers of the show. The court sought a reply from both the director and the producer over the plea in which the advocate - who belongs to district Mirzapur - objected to the portrayal of a character named Beena Tripathi.
The plea said that Mirzapur is a culturally rich part of the country and is the land of the Vindhyachal Temple which is considered one of the famous temples and is counted among 108 Shakti Peeth in the country. It further read that the portrayal of a woman in Mirzapur is 'ridiculous' and 'shameless'. The petitioned particularly objected to Rasika Dugal's character Beena having a sexual relationship with a servant and her father-in-law.
By showing such ridiculous and shameless things on the name of a city/ district is the insult of approximately 30 lakh population and rich culture of Mirzapur. The plea also requested the court to have the government make some strict guidelines to prohibit the bad portrayal of historical and cultural values of a place.