Ekta Kapoor published an official apology for naming a hostel, Ahilyabai, in the second season of ALTBalaji’s recently released comedy web series, Virgin Bhasskar.
Kapoor’s statement addressed the fact that using the name of a Maratha leader in an adult comedy offended a certain section of society and the same has been removed from the web series. She added that it was not intended as a form of disrespect and no surname had been used.
Kapoor also made it clear that she was not creatively involved with the show:
“To put it on record, neither am I involved in this series nor do I creatively oversee the show. However, I would like to tender an apology on behalf of the team for unintentionally hurting sentiments. We have the highest regard for the rich legacy of our Maratha leaders.”
This is not the first time the Indian streaming platform has come under fire for its content. The erotic comedy series, XXX Uncensored 2, led to an FIR being lodged against Kapoor for showcasing seemingly derogatory content in one of the episodes.