The makers of the web series have apologized to Hindi novelist Surendra Mohan Pathak. He has also said that to remove the controversial scene from the series. An apology letter has been shared by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s production company Excel Entertainment’s official Twitter handle, with the signatures of the series creator and writer Puneet Krishna at the bottom.
What is written in the letter?
It is written in the letter “Dear Surendra Mohan Pathak, you have brought to my attention that in a scene of the recent release series ‘Mirzapur Season 2’, a character named Satyanand Tripathi is reading your book ‘Dhabba’. It has un-related voice-over, which has hurt the feelings of you, your fans and well-wishers. We apologize wholeheartedly for this.
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They also added that this was not done to tarnish his reputation. “We know that you are a well-known writer and you have a big name in the world of Hindi crime fiction.
We want to make sure that keeping in mind the situation as discussed with you, within three weeks of your wish. We will blur the book cover scene or remove its VO.” Accept our apologies for hurting your feelings.
What is the whole controversy?
Pathak had alleged that the voice-over had nothing to do with the content of the book. He sent a notice to Excel Entertainment, demanding that the scene be removed from the series. Also threatened that if they do not get a reply, they will file a case in the Delhi High Court.
Veteran Hindi writer Surendra Mohan Pathak expressed displeasure over the makers of the series alleging violation of the Copyright Act. Dispute series episode no. It was about the scene shown in 3. In which Kulbhushan Kharbanda was seen reading Surebha Mohan Pathak’s novel ‘Dabba’ . The erotic scene was delivered in the voice-ove.
According to Pathak, the makers used dirty lines and told them the content of their novel published 10 years ago. Apart from this, a character named Baldev Raj was spoken in the voice-over of the scene. While the reader believes that there is no such character in his book.