Netflix ‘Sacred Games’ : Congress files complaint against Nawazuddin for abusing Rajiv Gandhi, seeks probe

Kolkata, July 10 : Congress has lodged police complaint against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers of the Netflix series “Sacred Games”,for insulting former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and demanded probe into it. Congress leader  Rajeev Sinha suspected political motives behind maligning former Congress Prime Ministers in the Netflix series “Sacred Games”.

A complaint has been filed against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers of the Netflix series “Sacred Games”in Kolkata ,for insulting former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and “misrepresenting facts during his regime .

 Congress leader said he suspected political motives behind using derogatory language against former PM Rajiv Gandhi and maligning previous Congress leaders and regimes..

Sinha said that the matter needs to be investigated with the Lok Sabha elections scheduled to take place next year. “Who is writing these dialogues? Who is instigating the actor to say them? This needs to be probed,” he said.

Congress member Rajiv Sinha, in his letter to the Kolkata Police, said that Nawazuddin as Ganesh Gaitonde “abused our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the subtitle”. He also accused the makers of the show of “misrepresenting facts during his regime”.
The fourth episode, titled “Brahmahatya”, begins with Gaitonde accusing Mr Gandhi of playing politics in Shah Bano’s triple talaq case.

He 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.”

Starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead roles, it goes back and forth in time, portraying the series of events that took place in the Maximum City.The show has episodes which are referred to 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, the script has been unsparing in its scorn.

Directors Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane’s transformed author Vikram Chandra’s mammoth novel by the same name into a web series.

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