MUMBAI: Anushka Sharma, as a producer, has always opted to bankroll projects that are creatively unconventional, with the most recent example being Paatal Lok.
Venturing into the OTT platform and already establishing her mark with the crime drama proves that the starlet has a good eye for scripts. Paatal Lok has turned out to be a giant success due to its crisp storytelling and stellar performances by the likes of Jaideep Ahlawat and Neeraj Kabi.
But there has been some backlash towards the web series as well, reported Pinkvilla. Besides being in legal trouble with the Gorkha community for allegedly hurting Nepali sentiments, BJP MLA Nandkishore Gurjar also has beef with Paatal Lok since his picture has been used in one of its sequences.
Nandkishore believes that the series has put him in the bad light while promoting communal disharmony. A complaint has been filed against Anushka under the National Security Act by Gurjar. Taking things a step further, the MLA has asked Anushka’s husband and Indian cricket superstar, Virat Kohli, to divorce her for producing Paatal Lok.