Stand up comedian Pranesh Gautam who is also a member of Meme Nepal was taken into judicial custody for making a review video of Milan Chams recently released movie ‘Bir Bikram 2’. He was taken to a police custody at Teku based Metropolitan Crime Division after his hearing at Kathmandu District Court on June 10.
Dear all, it's high time to start #ReleasePraneshGautam. Remember, if you don't speak at the right time, you might be barred to speak for the rest of your lives. #ReleasePraneshGautam https://t.co/M9DUyP0wFw
— Bishal Silwal (@silwanen) June 11, 2019
Pranesh is definitely going through a lot mentally.
On Monday, he was screaming and outraging. That is the reason why meme nepal agreed to the RIDICULOUS demand of deleting meme nepal.
He was crying and shivering later. When I told him "It'll be okay" he replied "i doubt it man"
— Aayush Shrestha (@aayush_who) June 11, 2019
I have never liked 'Meme Nepal' due to their frequent sexist, racist and homophobic contents but the reason behind arrest of Pranesh Gautam is beyond shocking!!
— Swikriti Kattel (@KattelSwikriti) June 11, 2019
Filmmaker Milan Chams filed a cybercrime case against Meme Nepal and member Pranesh Gautam saying their review defamed his movie and artist involved in it after the video by Meme Nepal’s Pranesh Gautam review circulated on social media so virally. Meanwhile, a lot of took social media for demanding a release of Pranesh Gautam #ReleasePraneshGautam as they see this act as attack on freedom of expression.