Netflix’s Sacred Games wades into political row, here’s what Twitter’s saying

Complaint filed against Sacred Games, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, others for insulting Rajiv Gandhi.

At some level, I feel Anurag Kashyap already anticipated this happening. I imagine him inserting that dialogue into the script and just smirking and thinking, “there's going to be such a hullabaloo about this”.

If you don’t know what I am talking about, Netflix’s brand new and extremely-popular-at-the-moment show, Sacred Games, has come under the radar of the Indian National Congress. A member of their party, Rajeev Kumar Sinha, has filed an official complaint against Netflix, Sacred Games, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and others for allegedly insulting late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Basically, if you have watched the series (even if you haven’t, no spoilers here), there are scenes where the Bofors scandal comes into picture, and Siddiqui refers to the late prime minister as “fattu” (coward). It was also a slight problem, when this f-word was translated in subtitles as p***y. He has also accused Sacred Games of "misrepresenting facts during his [Rajiv Gandhi’s] regime". And that’s what ticked off the Kolkata Congress leader.

Of course this whole thing broke on the internet, and has people so furious (on either sides), it is very close to breaking the internet as well. And when I say people on both sides, some people are really going all out to defend the popular series, and some have gone totally political on this. There is also a third side, which is my favourite, the ones who are mocking the whole thing.

Some people also anticipated this.

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