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Jaya Bachchan REACTS to the offensive Madhuri Dixit-Aishwarya Rai comparison in The Big Bang Theory: Badi gandi...

The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar's dialogue regarding Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan drew a response from actress-politician Jaya Bachchan.

Jaya Bachchan REACTS to the offensive Madhuri Dixit-Aishwarya Rai comparison in The Big Bang Theory: Badi gandi...
Aishawarya Rai-Jaya Bachchan-Madhuri Dixit
  • Reema Chhabda

Last Updated: 08.09 AM, Mar 28, 2023

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The Big Bang Theory, a popular Netflix series, has drawn criticism. In response to a dialogue in the show about Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, political analyst Mithun Vijay Kumar filed the OTT behemoth a legal notice. Aishwarya Rai is referred to as "a poor man's Madhuri Dixit" by the character Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons, in one of the scenes. Rajesh Koothrapalli, played by Kunal Nayyar, responds, "Aishwarya Rai is a goddess, by comparison, Madhuri Dixit is a leprous prostitute."

Actress and politician Jaya Bachchan has since responded to this statement. The seasoned actress reacted violently when ETimes contacted her, asking, “Is this man (Kunal Nayyar) insane? Badi gandi zubaan hai. He needs to be sent to mental asylum. His family should be asked what they think of his comment."  

In addition to Jaya Bachchan, Urmila Matondkar and Dia Mirze also contributed. The former said, “What?! I have no idea about the whole episode, so I shouldn’t be commenting. But if it is true, it is beyond outrageous. It shows their extremely cheap mentality. Do they really think this is humorous?" while the latter added, “It is disrespectful and distasteful."

Meanhile, Mithun Vijay Kumar said in his statement, “It is important to hold companies like Netflix accountable for their actions and to ensure that they are sensitive to the cultural values and sentiments of the communities they serve. I strongly believe that streaming service providers have a responsibility to carefully curate the content that they offer on their platforms. It is their duty to ensure that the material they present does not include derogatory, offensive, or defamatory content. I was deeply troubled by the use of a derogatory term in one of the shows on Netflix - Big Bang Theory. This term was used in reference to the acclaimed actress Madhuri Dixit, and it was not only offensive and deeply hurtful but also showed a lack of regard for her dignity."

From September 24, 2007, to May 16, 2019, saw a good run for The Big Bang Theory. There were several actors who appeared in it, including Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, and Mayim Bialik.