Ekta Kapoor in legal trouble, arrest warrant issued against producer and her mother by a Bihar court
It seems like Ekta Kapoor has landed herself in another legal controversy. An arrest warrant has been issued against the producer and her mother Shobha Kapoor by a court in Begusarai, Bihar.
Ekta Kapoor complaint
It seems like Ekta Kapoor has landed herself in another legal controversy. An arrest warrant has been issued against the producer and her mother Shobha Kapoor by a court in Begusarai, Bihar. This is in context with her web series XXX 2 which was streamed on her OTT streaming platform ALTBalaji and was allegedly accused of insulting the Indian army officers and their family members.
According to a news report in Etimes, the arrest warrant was issued by the court of judge Vikas Kumar after a complaint against Ekta Kapoor was lodged by former army personnel and a resident of Begusarai named Shambhu Kumar. The complaint was filed in the year 2020 wherein Ekta was accused of allegedly showcasing scenes surrounding an army man’s wife on one of the episodes of XXX 2 which was touted to be extremely derogatory. Hrishikesh Pathak, an advocate of Shambhu Kumar was quoted to say, “The series was aired on ALTBalaji, an OTT platform owned by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms Ltd. Shobha Kapoor is also associated with Balaji Telefilms.”
The news report further quoted the advocate to reveal, “The court had issued summons to them (Kapoors) and asked them to appear before it in connection with the matter. They (Kapoors), however, informed the court that certain scenes in the series were removed after the objection. But they did not appear before the court following which the warrant was issued against them.”
When the controversy surrounding the particular scene from Ekta Kapoor’s show sparked in June last year, former Bigg Boss 13 contestant and popular Youtuber Hindustani Bhau also filed a complaint against the TV Czarina. He had accused Ekta to be allegedly anti-national and disrespecting the Indian army men and the nation by showing such derogatory content on her shows. The said episode of XXX2 was titled Pyaar Aur Plastic and it showed a woman indulging in a sexual act with her lover while her husband is fighting across the border. The scene more so came under the scanner since the woman’s lover was shown to wear her husband’s Indian Army uniform.