Sacred Games,the first original Indian web series,has managed to break the internet for all sorts of reasons.While the critics and audiences are going gaga over story and its representation,the subtitles for the series has offended the congress members and Hindutva supporters in India.
Addressing this, Rajiv Sinha,who is a member of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee filed and FRI against Netflix,actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers of the series for the usage of the cuss word ‘pu***’ against the former Prime Minister of India,Rajiv Gandhi.
Netflix today informed the Delhi High Court that a change had been incorporated in the English subtitle in the Sacred Games web series to remedy an alleged insult to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
“Now,we are using word “whim” as the English translation of Hindi word “fattu“,” the over-the-top media services provider’s counsel told a bench a Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Chander Shekhar.
The court questioned whether they have correctly translated the word in the subtitle and asked Netflix to examine such parts in the web series.
Besides the profanity,Rajiv Sinha in the complaint has pointed at issues with regard to misinterpretation of facts during Gandhi’s period.He says,”Along with this,the serial also crosses all limits of decency and has taken Indian Film Industry to a new low.”
In the scene that involves the profanity,Nawazuddin who plays the role of Gaitonde,says how the Congress government in 1986 tipped the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Shah Bano Case aside.
The judgment spoke about maintenance of Muslim women and Congress feared a backlash from the Muslim community. Gaitonde says,”Woh pradhaanmantri Rajiv Gandhi,who fattu bola ,chup baith aurat”.
Sacred Games,the first original Indian series by Netflix has not only lured the audiences in India,but is gaining worldwide recognition for its overwhelming way of portrayal of life Mumbai.The story revolves around lives of a turban-clad Mumbai cop and a notorious slum gangster played by Said Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui respectively.