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ICAI May Send Legal Notice to Netflix Over 'Tribhuvan Mishra CA Topper' Series

Last updated: 10 July 2024

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is contemplating legal action against Netflix and the creators of the series 'Tribhuvan Mishra CA Topper.' The series has sparked widespread backlash among Chartered Accountants (CAs) and CA aspirants, who argue that it tarnishes the reputation of the profession.

ICAI May Send Legal Notice to Netflix Over  Tribhuvan Mishra CA Topper  Series

Official Statement from CA (Dr.) Rohit Ruwatia Agarwal, CCM-ICAI

CA (Dr.) Rohit Ruwatia Agarwal, Chairman of the Committee for Members in Practice (CMP) at ICAI, announced the potential legal action via his official account on the social media platform 'X.' He stated that ICAI is preparing to send a legal notice to Netflix, as well as to the series' producer and director. In his post, Dr. Agarwal emphasized the institute's zero-tolerance policy towards defamation.

"Such kind of things are not at all acceptable. Institute has a zero-tolerance policy for the defamation caused," said Dr. Rohit Ruwatia.


Call to Action

CA Rohit Agarwal encouraged professionals to report instances of defamation on social media and directly to the ICAI leadership and council, rather than allowing such content to spread and potentially cause more damage to the profession's image.

Impact on the CA Profession

The controversy surrounding 'Tribhuvan Mishra CA Topper' highlights the challenges faced by the CA profession in maintaining its image and credibility. The ICAI's proactive stance demonstrates its commitment to protecting its members and upholding the integrity of the profession.

The outcome of this potential legal action could set a precedent for how the CA community addresses defamation and misrepresentation in media.


As the ICAI prepares to take legal steps against Netflix, the CA community remains united in its stand against defamation. The incident underscores the importance of accurate and respectful representation of professionals in media and serves as a reminder of the power and responsibility they hold.

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