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Netflix India booked for hurting religious sentiments

BY Jasmine, Nov 24, 2020 7:26 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

A still from A Suitable Boy/ Facebook (Mira Nair)

An FIR has been registered against two officials of the streaming platform Netflix India in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through the web series ‘A Suitable Boy’ directed by Mira Nair, which shows kissing scenes on the premises of a temple.

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that the FIR has named Monika Shergill, Vice President, Content (Netflix) and Ambika Khurana, Director, Public Policies (Netflix).

The complaint was filed by Bhartaiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BYJM) national secretary Gaurav Tiwari who demanded apology from Netflix India and the makers of the series and removal of objectionable scenes.

Home Minister Narottan Mishra in a video message said, " 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."

The web-series is an adaptation of the book A Suitable Boy written by Vikram Seth.

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