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Complaint Filed Against Actor Meera Mithun for using Casteist Slur in a Video

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The Chennai Police registered a complaint against actor Meera Mithun on Saturday, after a video surfaced on social media where Mithun is seen making casteist remarks against individuals belonging to the Scheduled Caste community in the Tamil film industry.


“I am not speaking ill about members of the SC community. But the members of the community face problems mostly because they are involved in illegal activities and crimes. No one will unnecessarily speak ill of someone without any reason,” Mithun said in a video.

“In the film industry, SC directors and other people of the community do cheap things. It is time to chuck out all the SC directors and other people from the film industry,” she added.

As per the complaint, Mithun said that a director allegedly tried to steal her photo and use it for a movie’s first look.

Vidhuthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader and former Member of Parliament Vanni Arasu submitted a complaint petition with the cyber cell, and sought the former Bigg Boss Tamil’s contestant’s arrest under seven sections of the Prevention of Atrocities Act.

Mithun is charged under sections 153 (maligning and provoking any individual knowing that it is likely to cause offence of rioting), 153A(1)(a) (promoting disharmony or feelings of enmity on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community), 505(1)(b) (circulating any statement, rumour, or report, which is likely to cause fear or alarm in any section of the public), 505 (2) (statement or report that will promote enmity, hatred, and ill-will between groups on the ground of religion, caste, community, etc) of the Indian Penal Code, and several sections of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.


Several Twitter users and condemned the actor for her remarks.

This is not the first time the actor has got embroiled in a controversy. Mithun was called out by filmmaker Bharathiraja in 2020, after the 8 Thottakkal actor passed derogatory comments on actors like Vijay, Suriya, and Jyotika, among others.