A court in District Begusarai, Bihar, issued an arrest warrant against producer-director Ekta Kapoor and her mother Shobha Kapoor for their web series XXX. The series aired on ALTBalaji, an over-the-top platform (OTT) owned by Ekta Kapoor's TV company Balaji Telefilms. Shobha Kapoor is associated with the company.
XXX is an erotic comedy, with each episode featuring a different story in a different aspect of sexual relationships. The first season was released in 2018 while the second was out in January 2020.
The arrest warrants were issued against Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor on charges of insulting soldiers and hurting the sentiments of their family members in the web series.
Judge Vikas Kumar issued the warrant on the basis of a complaint of Shambhu Kumar, an ex-serviceman and a resident of Begusarai. He said in his complaint in 2020 that the web series had several objectionable scenes related to a soldier’s wife.
Kumar's advocate Hrishikesh Pathak said summons had been issued and the court asked the Kapoors to appear before it in connection with the matter. “They (Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor), however, informed the court that certain scenes in the series were removed after the objection. But they did not appear before the court following which the warrant was issued against them,” Pathak said.