New Delhi: Ever since Netflix’s first ever Indian original web series, Sacred Games, debuted on July 6, it received rave reviews from critics. The series which stars Bollywood biggies like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte, is high on sensitive content.
Based on Vikram Chandra’s novel and directed by Anurag Kashyap-Vikramaditya Motwane, the series makes references to religious and political turmoils in India during the 80s. And one of such references landed the series in trouble.
Rajiv Sinha, member of Congress, in West Bengal, has filed a complaint against the show, showrunners and Nawazuddin, for allegedly insulting former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. In his letter to the police, he wrote, that Nawazuddin’s character “abused our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi calling him fattu, which translated as pu*** in the subtitle.” He also accused the makers of the show of “misrepresenting facts during his regime,” reports Bollywoodlife.
He further wrote, “Along with this the serial crosses all limits of decency and has taken the Indian film industry to a new low,” requesting the police to lodge an FIR against everyone related to Sacred Games.
Talking about the show, Nawazuddin said earlier, “As an actor, I got a chance to go close to the character. It has a much-nuanced portrayal on-screen. It has not only given me a chance to go deeper into the character but also explore the possibility to work on a scene better.”