Netflix’s first Indian original series Sacred Games has been making headlines after a complaint was filed against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers of the series for insulting a Congress prime minister, reported NDTV. Not only the actor and producer, but the complaint filed by a Congress member in West Bengal also named Netflix in the series. Meanwhile, the series has also been doing the rounds on social media for the use of violence and obscene language in most of its scenes. Helmed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, the series is an adaptation of author Vikram Chandra’s novel by the same name.
In a letter to Kolkata Police, Rajiv Sinha accused Nawazuddin of abusing late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Dubbed as Ganesh Gaitonde, Nawazuddin is playing a hardcore criminal and can be seen allegedly abusing the prime minister in a scene. The Congress has also alleged that the makers have “misrepresented facts during his regime.”
In the complaint, the fact has been highlighted that there is a scene in which protagonist in the series Nawazuddin is seen abusing the late PM Rajiv Gandhi and calls him a fattu, which has been translated as P**** in the subtitles. The complaint further added that the series has also degraded the Indian film industry to a new level.
The story revolves around the two lead characters Nawazuddin and Saif Ali Khan, playing an antagonist and protagonist respectively. The story also features some of the important happenings from the past including the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi, the government’s forced sterilisation plan, 1985 Shah Bano case, and the Bofors scandal. The web series also features Radhika Apte in a lead role playing a RAW agent.