Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Netflix’s first Indian original series Sacred Games made its debut on July 6. Set in Mumbai, Sacred Games delves into the city’s intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance.
But, it seems like the show has landed into a legal trouble as the complaint has been filed against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the producers of the series and Netflix for tarnishing the image of former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi by Rajeev Sinha, who is part of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee.
In his letter to the police, he wrote, that Nawazuddin’s character “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.”
He concluded the letter by sating “Along with this the serial crosses all limits of decency and has taken the Indian film industry to a new low,” The complainant has requested the police to lodge an FIR against everyone related to Sacred Games.
The series contains episodes referring to the 1975 Emergency, imposed by Indira Gandhi, 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.
Directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, the crime thriller is based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel by Indian author Vikram Chandra.