Delhi High Court receives plea to stop streaming Vir Das’ ‘Hasmukh’

Priyanka Borua Vo



Vir Das’ Netflix show ‘Hasmukh’ has ruffled a few feathers among the legal community. The Delhi High Court has received a plea to stop streaming the digital series as it is harming the reputation and image of lawyers.

As according to Republic World, a lawyer has filed the plea and Advocate Ashutosh Dubey who practices in the Supreme Court will be moving the plea in the High Court. He said, “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 plea is claiming that “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.” An “unconditional apology” is also being sought in the plea.