Actor Randeep Hooda has faced flak following an old video of the actor going viral online.
In the video Hooda allegedly made casteist and sexist joke he shared using the name of Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati.
In the video, the actor is seen sitting on a stage in the presence of other panellists while he takes to the microphone to talk to the audience.
He announces that he’s going to make a ‘dirty joke’ and sets the premise for it with politician Mayawati as the subject.
The video did not go down well with a section of netizens who have called the actor’s behaviour “casteist” and “sexist”.
Social media users also demanded an unconditional apology from the ‘Radhe’ star’ for the ‘casteist’ joke.
Sharing the video, a user tweeted, “If this does not explain how casteist and sexist this society is, especially towards dalit women, I don’t know what will. the ‘joke’, the audacity, the crowd. randeep hooda, top bollywood actor talking about a dalit woman, who has been the voice of the oppressed.”
“Mr Randeep Hooda will pay for this, Indian audience would not forgive him, I as an obc person strongly condemn his remarks,” posted another user.
“@RandeepHooda Miss Mayawati is considered “behan” by most of Dalit population of UP. She is not just a politician, a Dalit icon too. Anyway, it is very sexist and misogynistic comment. Suppose anyone saying saying this to your sister? Apologize,” expressed another user.
“It took me awhile to understand this, and I realised that We are still living in such a feeble society. How casteist, misogynistic & sexist slur was that. @RandeepHooda. Praising her strength in politics against all of her odds wouldn’t have caused you any harm,” wrote another user.
On the work front, Randeep Hooda features alongside Salman Khan in “Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai”, which dropped digitally on Eid. He will be next seen in ‘Unfair and Lovely’ alongside Ilena D’Cruz.