Mumbai Woman Asks Man To Remove 'Brothel' Slur On Her Dance Video, Cops Intervene After Help Sought

Mumbai Woman Asks Man To Remove 'Brothel' Slur On Her Dance Video, Cops Intervene After Help Sought

The controversy started when Aaryan posted a video of Parija dancing at a college event, criticising the cultural standards of Indian schools and colleges.

Aleesha SamUpdated: Monday, February 19, 2024, 03:58 PM IST
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Mumbai: A woman, Shruti Parija, sought Mumbai police's help after a social media X user, Prateek Aaryan, referred to her dance video as kotha performance (a term used in Hindi which translates to brothel). Parija alleged that despite numerous requests, Aaryan refused to remove the video from his X account.

The controversy started when Aaryan posted a video of Parija dancing at a college event, criticising the cultural standards of Indian schools and colleges.

Back Forth Of Verbal Exchange Between Aaryan and Parija

The back and forth of verbal exchange then began, Parija, a choreographer by profession was apparently invited to a college fest to judge a dance show. She was approached by the audience to dance on stage as she was the judge of the dance show wherein the video was taken, Parija clarified in her X post.

Parija then commented on Aaryan's post, pleading for removing the post as it was reposted without her consent and damaged her reputation. Although, adamant Aaryan defended his stance, claiming that his opinion targeted Indian educational institutions, not Parija personally. Despite their exchange, Aaryan refused to take down the post.

Amid the dispute, Aaryan accused Parija of resorting to threats and legal action against him. However, Aaryan ignored her request to remove the video.

Supriya Parija then tagged Mumbai Police's X handle and said that she made requests to Aaryan to take down the video but he "refused".

"After endless requests made to Prateek Aaryan to take my video down from his post where he is comparing the stage I'm dancing on as a kotha, in turn defaming me and damaging my reputation, he has refused to do so and has blackmailed me instead," she wrote. The police responded to her post and sought her contact details to speak to her about the matter.

Matter Resorts But Video Still Available, Claims Parija

On Sunday Parija said that the media in Aaryan's post has finally been disabled as a result of a copyright claim.

"Although the video hasn't been taken down by him and might still be available in this post in some areas," Parija said in her latest post.

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