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The New Netflix series is Sacred Games is making as much noise for its sex scenes and some of the dialogues related to late Prime Minister Rajeev Gandhi. A complaint has been filed against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers of the series for insulting a Congress prime minister.
The fourth episode, titled "Brahmahatya", begins with Gaitonde accusing Mr Gandhi of playing politics in Shah Bano's triple talaq case. Siddiqui says, "... Shah Bano ko alag jalaya, desh ko alag. She took her husband to court and won. But the prime minister told her to shut up and overturned the court's judgement. Even Hindus criticised him. To please them, Ramayan, the TV show, aired every Sunday morning when the entire country glued to their televisions."
Netflix has also been named in the complaint filed by a Congress member in West Bengal.
Rajiv Sinha, in his letter to the Kolkata Police, said that Nawazuddin as Ganesh Gaitonde "abused our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi calling him fattu,
The first season of Sacred Games is riddled with events that proved to be turning points in the history of the country.
Congress remains steadfast in its commitment to muzzling freedom of expression... pic.twitter.com/EnpTNFzZ3M— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) July 10, 2018
With episodes such as the 1975 Emergency, imposed by Indira Gandhi, and the government's forced sterilisation plan to the Bofors scandal and Rajiv Gandhi's gaffe in the 1985 Shah Bano case, when he was accused of choosing politics over women's rights, neatly stitched in the narrative.