Apolitical analyst has filed a lawsuit against video-streaming platform Netflix over an episode in the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

According to reports, in the complaint, he claimed that the show uses a “derogatory term” to refer to Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit.

In the legal notice, political analyst Mithun Vijay Kumar said he wants the streaming giant to remove the first episode of season 2 where Kunal Nayyar’s character Raj Koothrapalli and Jim Parsons’s character Sheldon Cooper compare Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit.

In the scene, Sheldon Cooper calls Aishwarya Rai a poor man’s Madhuri Dixit.

To this, Raj Koothrapalli replies: “Aishwarya Rai is a goddess, by comparison, Madhuri Dixit is a leprous prostitute.”

Kumar said the character’s comments are both disrespectful and defamatory.

He has asked Netflix to remove the episode or face legal action for promoting discrimination against women.

The notice has been sent to the Netflix office in Mumbai.

The notice read: “My client is deeply concerned about the negative impact that such content can have on society, particularly in perpetuating harmful stereotypes and discrimination against women.

“This content is not only insensitive but also promotes sexism and misogyny, which is unacceptable in any form.”