On the 1st of June 2020, Youtuber and Bigg Boss 13 contestant, Vikas Pathak, popularly known as Hindustani Bhau, filed a police complaint against producers Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor in Mumbai, referring to them as “anti-national”.
Hindustani Bhau, also posted an IGTV video on Instagram, that was taken outside the police station in Khar. He captioned the video saying, “Police complaint filed in the Khar Police station against Ekta Kapoor. Police complaint filed today by me against anti-national people Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor for disrespecting our Indian military, national emblem, colonel tag, and defaming our country.
The reason why Pathak lodged a police complaint against the producers, too was explained by him in the video. Ekta Kapoor is the founder of ALT Balaji, wholly owned by her production house, Balaji Telefilms. One of the web series, titled ‘XXX’ uncensored, on the ALT Balaji platform had an episode in its second season titled, “Pyaar aur Plastic”, which has led to this huge controversy.
According to Pathak, the episode ‘Pyaar aur Plastic’ has a scene where an army jawan’s wife is seen as having an extramarital affair while her husband is away on duty. In one of the scenes, the wife in question has her boyfriend put on her husband’s uniform before proceeding to have sex with him. He also claims that she tears the uniform. However, Pathak found this very disrespectful.
Several Indians have joined the bandwagon. They are following the footsteps of Pathak and have started the trend to ban the show on Twitter. #ALTBalajiInsultsArmy has been the top trend on Twitter since 2nd June 2020, Tuesday morning.