Netflix’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ faces boycott call over obscenity in Temple

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

23rd Nov, 2020. 09:56 pm
A Suitable Boy controversy

An FIR registered against Netflix’s web-series A Suitable Boy for allegedly hurting religious sentiments which showed some objectionable scenes inside the Temple.

The FIR has named Monika Shergill, Vice PrFesident, Content (Netflix) and Ambika Khurana, Director, Public Policies (Netflix), said Madhya Pradesh Home Minister.

“I had asked officials to examine the series A Suitable Boy being streamed on Netflix to check if kissing scenes in it were filmed in a temple and if it hurt religious sentiments. The examination prima facie found that these scenes are hurting the sentiments of a particular religion,” Mishra said in a video statement.

“On the basis of a complaint filed by Gaurav Tiwari, an FIR is being registered for malicious acts which insult the religious feelings and beliefs,” he added.

Tiwari on Saturday demanded an apology from Netflix as well as the removal of “objectionable scenes” from the series.

“Kissing scenes (filmed) inside a temple of Lord Maheshwar (a historic town located on the banks of Narmada in Madhya Pradesh) have hurt the sentiments of Hindus,” Tiwari said.

Renowned filmmaker Mira Nair has directed the six-part Netflix series, who is popularly known for “Salaam Bombay“, “Monsoon Wedding” and “The Namesake“.

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