Twitterati started trending #ArrestYuvikaChaudhary after she used the word “bhangi” in her vlog. Yuvika has issued an apology on her social media stating, “Hi guys I didn’t kw the meaning about that word wt I used in my last vlog I didn’t mean to hurt anyone and I can never do that to hurt someone I apologise to each n every one I hope you understand love you all (sic)”
Hi guys I didn’t kw the meaning about that word wt I used in my last vlog I didn’t mean to hurt anyone and I can n… https://t.co/1KqjQ5Ovox
— Yuvika Choudhary (@yuvikachoudhary) 1621921602000
The video had Yuvika filming husband Prince Narula as he got his grooming session done. She allegedly used the casteist slur in this clipping, which went viral on social media. Read the tweets by the netizens:
A user wrote, “Now she’ll say she didn’t know the meaning. Alright. This is how our industry is! Not shocked but disappointed. She is literate but as illiterate #ArrestYuvikaChoudhary #Casteist_Termite #munmunduttavideo @yuvikachoudhary (sic)”
Now she’ll say she didn’t know the meaning. Alright. This is how our industry is! Not shocked but disappointed. She… https://t.co/Fuf1tIhYdM
— Nivedita Bansal (@Nivbansal2403) 1621918951000
Another tweet read, “These r those narrow minded Ppl in our society bcoz of whom Caste Stigma in Ind Still exists Be it Munmun Dutta,Yuvraj or @yuvikachoudhary , the thing is this Ppl just issue an apology and get away What is req is a permanent soln #ArrestYuvikaChoudhary (sic)”
These r those narrow minded Ppl in our society bcoz of whom Caste Stigma in Ind Still existsBe it Munmun Dutta,Yu… https://t.co/WmitUqS47V
— Kishor Chauhan (@KingKisshor) 1621916419000
One of the other tweets read, “Yuvika Choudhary should be arrested. Example has to be set. There are many like her and Munmun Dutta. Retweet #ArrestYuvikaChoudhary @NoratramLoroli (sic)”
Yuvika Choudhary should be arrested.Example has to be setThere are many like her and Munmun DuttaRetweet… https://t.co/01jV7VoHZo
— Bahujan hak | बहुजन हक (@bahujanhak) 1621916407000
“Supreme Court has already said speaking within walls & not to anyone does not tantamount to invite SC/ST act & has already exonerated a person & any judgement applies on other cases too. No manual scavenging now & therefore, no one what she has spoken. #ArrestYuvikaChoudhary (sic),” read the other tweet.
Supreme Court has already said speaking within walls & not to anyone does not tantamount to invite SC/ST act & has… https://t.co/MQh2zKxHja
— Nuryanana (@nuryanana_kaush) 1621916695000
For the unversed, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Munmun Dutta, who plays the role of Babita ji also was under the scrutiny of the social media users for using the word “bhangi”.
Reportedly, Munmun Dutta has been booked under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The National Alliance for Dalit Human Rights had filed an FIR against Munmun.