A new series named ‘Hasmukh’ has started streaming on Netflix nowadays. But it seems to have landed in trouble already, as a plea is filed in Delhi High court against it for portraying wrong images of lawyers. On Monday Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva will hear the plea in Delhi High Court regarding this suit.
The series is directed by Nikhil Gonsalves and has Vir Das as the main lead. Story of ‘Hasmukh’ revolves around a talented and successful comedian from a small town who performs only after murdering someone. The story and plot of the series are very unusual, in addition to that some derogatory remarks have been passed on lawyers describing them as thieves, scoundrels, goons, and rapists in episode 4.
This is a very critical issue as it is putting the image of the law community on stake. Ashutosh Dubey filed a plea against it as it might convey the wrong message to the common man and also the young people who aspire to choose this profession. It is said to be maligning the respect and prestige of the whole profession. Mr. Dubey stated, “statements are highly disparaging, defamatory and bring disrepute to the law profession 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 has said.
The suit also seeks “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” from producers, directors, and writer of the web series along with “deletion or removal of the statements and contents” from “Hasmukh”, especially from episode 4 of the web series.