Nawazuddin, Saif Ali Khan starrer Netflix’s first Indian original series, Sacred Games, aired five days ago and currently landed in a political mess. A complaint has been filed against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers of the series for insulting Rajiv Gandhi. The has been filed by a Congress member in West Bengal.
In the letter to the Kolkata Police, Rajiv Sinha said that it is tarnishing Rajiv Gandhi’s image in Bofors scandal case. He said that Nawazuddin as Ganesh Gaitonde “abused our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi calling him fattu, which translated as pu*** in the subtitle”. He also accused the makers of the show of “misrepresenting facts during his regime”.
Here’s the copy of the letter that has been going viral on the Social Media
The show has episodes based on Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi government, and Bofors scandal and Shah Bano cases under Rajiv Gandhi government.
The show has been making quite a buzz as the lead actors have done a marvellous job, sex scenes and use of the profane language. Sacred Games is based on author Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name. It has been directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and criticised for the use of profanity and savagery