Saturday, April 17, 2021
Home Entertainment Author Surender Mohan Pathak accuses Amazon Prime's Mirzapur of tarnishing his image by depicting...

Author Surender Mohan Pathak accuses Amazon Prime’s Mirzapur of tarnishing his image by depicting his crime series ‘Dhabba’ as porn

The 80-year-old writer has asked the OTT platform to remove the sequence from the series, failing to which he will initiate legal proceedings against the series, writers, producers including Farhan Akhtar, and actors involved in the ‘malicious act’.

Famous Hindi crime fiction author Surender Mohan Pathak has sent a notice to the makers of Mirzapur 2, stating his novel ‘Dhabba’ was “mischievously misrepresented” in the series.

In a letter, Pathak has accused the Amazon Prime series maker of trying to tarnish his image of a celebrated writer of crime fiction by wrongly depicting part of his ‘Sunil Series’ as pornography

‘Dhabba’ is not pornography

In episode 3 of the series, Satyandand Tripathi, played by actor Kulbhushan Kharbanda, is reading an excerpt from Surender Mohan Pathak’s novel ‘Dhabba’. Pathak said that what the character is reading in the scene through a voice-over is “sheer porno”. He further added that he could not even dream of writing such content in his novel. “The object appears to be an attempt to tarnish my image as a celebrated writer of Hindi crime fiction who is ruling the roost since last several decades. The sequence defames me as an author and puts me in a bad light as a well-known mystery writer, which I am since more than the last five decades,” he further added. Pathak said any character bearing the name “Baldev Raj” did not even appear in his novel in the said context.

The 80-year-old writer has asked the OTT platform to remove the sequence from the series, failing to which he will initiate legal proceedings against the series, writers, producers including Farhan Akhtar, and actors involved in the ‘malicious act’.

Critics ask Mirzapur creators to apologise

One of the first to notice the misrepresentation was Film Critic Bobby Sing. Sing said that it is a typical attitude of the writers to consider ‘Hindi Detective Novel’ to be cheap compared to an ‘English Crime Thriller Novel’. He further added, “The manner Dhabba was represented in Mirzapur 2 is brutal and unacceptable.

Ajay Brahmatmaj, film critic, said that the alleged ‘mistake’ shows how the writers and producers of the Hindi web series misrepresent the literature, culture and characters.

Brahmatmaj urged the OTT platform to remove the sequence and issue an apology.

#BoycottMirzapur2 trended ahead of its release

Web series Mirzapur is not new to controversies. The gross use of abusive language, sexual content, and controversial statements of its actors, including Ali Fazal during anti-CAA protests, have brought the series into the limelight. Before the release of the second season of the series, hashtag #BoycottMirzapur2 also trended on social media platforms.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Food grain smuggling into Punjab to make money out of MSP continues, more than 25,000 bags of wheat smuggled from Bihar seized in Bhatinda

Wheat is purchased at the rate of Rs 1,100 per quintal in Bihar and other states and sold in Punjab at around Rs 1,925 per quintal as MSP

Republic Day violence: Hours after getting bail, Deep Sidhu gets arrested by Delhi Crime Branch

Only hours after Delhi Court granted bail to Deep Sidhu in Republic Day violence case, Delhi Crime Branch has reportedly arrested him again

Former Indian Express journalist has an ‘Allah’s virus’ moment, thanks God for COVID-19, says pandemic saved Muslims from detention camps

Irena Akbar, formerly with the Indian Express, has thanked God for Covid-19 and attributed the virus to God's plan.

New York Times provides platform to Islamic bigotry, columnist claims onus to convert is on non-Muslims after Hindu boyfriend refuses to convert

The New York Times on Friday provided platform to Islamic bigotry in a blog where the author narrates her 'tragic' love story.

Panic amid pandemic: Did we get complacent as we thought we got lucky

As India struggles in second wave of coronavirus pandemic, a lowdown of how we all got complacent to the Chinese virus

Christian pastor dupes Jalandhar family of Rs 80,000, converts them to Christianity on the pretext of healing cancer

Jalandhar Pastor Balwinder Singh duped a family of Rs 80,000 promising to cure a cancer patient, and converted them to Christianity

Recently Popular

Karan Johar’s Dharma Production fires Kartik Aryan, not to work with him again: Here is what happened

Dharma Productions said it was pushed to the wall by “unprofessional behaviour” of Kartik Aryan during shooting of Dostana 2

Aaj Tak to air public apology on 23rd April for sharing fake news on Sushant Singh Rajput, pay Rs 1 lac fine: Details

Aaj Tak has been asked by the NBSA (News Broadcasting Standard Authority) to air a public apology for fake news on Sushant Singh Rajput

Andhra Pradesh man hacks family of six including two children to avenge the rape of his daughter: Details

Andhra Pradesh police confirmed that the incident was a fall out of a old feud between the accused and the victim family

Derek O’Brien’s Clubhouse interaction exposes how TMC fears the prospect of loss in West Bengal: Three statements made and what they mean

Perhaps to fire-fight what Prashant Kishor said, Derek O'Brien appeared on Clubhouse for a short interaction with select 'liberals'.

Rally of dead bodies, threats against CRPF, lying and scaring with ‘detention camps’ so people don’t vote: What viral audio of Mamata Banerjee means

Mamata Banerjee was heard telling TMC worker Partha Pratim Roy to organise a political rally with the dead bodies to stir public sympathy

Kangana Ranaut slams Karan Johar after Dharma Productions fires Kartik Aryan, tells them not to ‘force him to hang himself’ like SSR

Kangana Ranaut has hit out at Karan Johar and Dharma Productions after Kartik Aryan was fired from Dostana 2.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

254,077FansLike
529,741FollowersFollow
24,200SubscribersSubscribe