Delhi High Court to hear plea against Netflix series Sacred Games on July 16

New Delhi, July 12 : Delhi High Court will hear on July 16 the plea seeking removal of certain scenes from the Netflix series Sacred Games.The plea, which alleged that certain scenes and dialogues in the show defamed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The All India Cine workers’ Association on Thursday has filed a complaint with the police to lodge an FIR against the producer and actor  Nawazuddin Siddiqui of the web series Sacred Games for maligning the image of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.

 Suresh Shyamal Gupta, the President of Youth Indian National Trade Union Congress’ (INTUC) city wing lodged a complaint on Wednesday against over-the-top media services provider Netflix, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers of the new series “Sacred Games” for insulting the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Gupta, who is also the president of All Indian Cine Worker’s Association (AICWA), filed the complaint at the Chembur police station.

“I would like to draw your attention towards a serial called ‘Sacred Games’ which has started on Netflix contains a scene from the fourth episode in which the lead actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is seen abusing our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and calling him Fattu (p**** as translated in the subtitle of the show),” he said.

Gupta also mentioned in his complaint about how the show disregarded the decision of Parliament on Shah Bano Case.

“Hence, I request you to consider this as my formal complaint and lodge an FIR against Netflix, production house, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, director Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and the producer of ‘Sacred Games’ under appropriate sections of IT Act and Indian Penal Code,” he demanded.

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