Complaint Against Nawazuddin For "Abusing" Rajiv Gandhi On Netflix Show "Sacred Games"

Lewis Collier
July 11, 2018

The member of Congress, Rajiv Sinha has filed a complaint against the show and the cast along with the makers quoting that Nawazuddin Siddiqui abused the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as he as the don in the series called the late PM "Fattu" which is translated to "pussy" in the subtitles.

If you were waiting for outrage against Netflix's Sacred Games to emerge, then it is finally here.

In the complaint, the streaming giant Netflix has also been mentioned by the complainant from West Bengal. He also claims the series has misrepresented facts during Rajiv Gandhi's period as prime minister.

The series is making as much noise for its sex scenes, the use of profanity and savagery as it is for directors Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane's extraordinary efforts at transforming author Vikram Chandra's mammoth novel by the same name into a web series. The complaint has also been forwarded to CP, Joint CP and DC of Kolkata police.

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The dialogue by Gaitonde that prompted the 37-year-old Sinha to file his complaint says, "Shah Bano ko alag jalaya, desh ko alag".

Spread across most episodes of the show, Sacred Games talks about certain incidents in India's political history including Rajiv Gandhi's alleged role in the Bofors scam, the Congress government's controversial forced sterilisation scheme under Indira Gandhi's tenure, and Rajiv Gandhi's involvement in the Shah Bano case. He dealt with Shah Bano and the country separately.

The officer in charge at Kolkata's Girish Park police station has accepted the complaint which is yet to be verified. "The serial has crossed all limits of decency and has taken Indian Film Industry to a new low", reads the complaint letter (a copy of which is with express). But the prime minister told her to shut up and overturned the court's judgement. "He had the Ramayan show aired on TV to please them".

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