Vir Das’ Netflix Show, Hasmukh, Under Fire For Allegedly Maligning Image Of Lawyers
Vir Das’ Netflix show, Hasmukh, has come under fire from lawyers for allegedly maligning their image. So much so that the Delhi High Court is set to hear a plea seeking a restriction on the broadcast of the show on OTT platform, Netflix.
According to India Today, the plea was moved by advocate Ashutosh Dubey and alleges that the fourth episode of the show compares lawyers to thieves, scoundrels, goons and rapists. He claims that “statements (in the series) are highly disparaging, defamatory and bring disrepute to the profession of law, and lawyers and advocates in the eyes of the general public.”
“The said remarks have caused utmost damage to the legal profession and impugned the image of lawyers in the eyes of millions of viewers/subscribers, who visit the streaming website where the show is being streamed,” the lawyer stated in his plea.
The plea also holds directions to the producers, directors and writers of the show to “tender an unconditional apology online for maligning the image of the lawyers’ community, which includes judges too, as they too had been lawyers at one point of time.”