India: India’s First Netflix show, Sacred Games, featuring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte, has come under hot water after a petition filed against the show for its depiction of former PM Rajiv Gandhi by a member of Congress party.
The show is said to be disturbing many Indian politicians, lawmakers for its graphic content, abusive language and its portrayal of the Indian politics.
Bollywood Actor Saif Ali Khan, who is playing police officer role in the original series, clapped back at critics and said “One could get killed in India for simply voicing to their opinions.”
“If you date someone from the wrong caste, somebody will kill you in some parts of India. That’s just the way it is. I don’t know how much you can criticise your government in India, somebody might kill you,” Saif said in a recent interview to The Quint.
“It will be deeply frustrating if something happens to the show. If someone says you can’t air this or if Netflix is discontinued. Then that will be my turn to be outraged,” Saif added.
Congress president and Rajiv’s son Rahul Gandhi had recently responded to the on-going controversy by tweeting, “father lived and died in the service of India. The views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that.”
BJP/RSS believe the freedom of expression must be policed & controlled. I believe this freedom is a fundamental democratic right.
My father lived and died in the service of India. The views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that.#SacredGames
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 14, 2018
Let’s see if this first Indian Netflix show will continue to screen after receiving such strong criticism by politicians or not.