New Delhi, July 16 : While hearing a plea against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and producer of the web series ‘Sacred Games’ for allegedly defaming Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Delhi High Court observed that ‘actors cannot be held liable for dialogues they deliver.
“It’s already on air. What do we stop? the court observed after Netflix’s lawyer Rajesh Gogna said eight episodes of Sacred Games had been broadcast and more aren’t planned as of now.
The Court said ” All 8 episodes have already been aired. Nothing new will be aired.”
Court will now hear the matter on Thursday.
The plea was filed by lawyer Nikhil Bhalla through advocate Shashank Garg and sought directions to ensure the removal of the allegedly offensive scenes and remarks made directly or indirectly against the former prime minister or his family.
Sacred Games is based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 thriller novel of the same name. Directors Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane’s transformed author mammoth novel by the same name into a web series.
It has been produced in partnership with Phantom Films. It stars Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Radhika Apte in lead roles. Ahead of its premiere, the show was high on buzzword and highly anticipated among the viewers.
‘Sacred Games’ courted trouble within days of its premiere after a Congress supporter filed a complaint against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and producer of the show,for insulting former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and demanded probe into it.