Another day, another trend!
On Sunday Afternoon, netizens urged fellow citizen to #BoycottNetflix over a kissing scene in the Netflix series ‘A Suitable Boy’, directed by Mira Nair. A section of the internet has expressed its displeasure over the content shown in ‘A Suitable Boy’, starring Tabu, Ishaan Khatter, and Tanya Maniktala.
The outrage is over Tanya Maniktala’s character Lata kissing Danesh Razvi’s character Kabir Durrani in the series in a sequence shot in a temple. Lata hailed from a Hindu family and Kabir was a Muslim.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra, who had recently announced that the state government will bring a Bill against ‘love jihad’ in the next Assembly session, has now directed the authorities to ‘examine the objectionable scenes’ in filmmaker Meera Nair’s web series ‘A Suitable Boy’.
Narottam Mishra tweeted, “A film titled ‘A Suitable Boy’ has been released on an OTT platform. It depicts extremely objectionable scenes that hurt the feelings of a particular religion. I have directed police officials to look into it.”
एक #ओटीटी_मीडिया_प्लेटफॉर्म पर “A Suitable Boy” नामक फ़िल्म जारी की गई है। इसमें बेहद आपत्तिजनक दृश्य दिखाए गए हैं जो एक धर्म विशेष की भावनाओं को आहत करते हैं। मैंने पुलिस अधिकारियों को इस विवादास्पद कंटेंट का परीक्षण कराने को निर्देशित किया है। pic.twitter.com/oYSiizJxCQ
— Dr Narottam Mishra (@drnarottammisra) November 22, 2020
Youth BJP leader Gaurav Tiwari submitted a written complaint against the makers and demanded the registration of an FIR. He also urged netizens to boycott Netflix and slammed the makers.
“In ‘A Suitable Boy’ show, @NetflixIndia filmed kissing scenes in the temple courtyard thrice in a single episode. According to the script, a Hindu woman is in love with a Muslim young man, but why were all the kissing scenes shot in the temple courtyard? I have lodged an FIR in Rewa on this matter,” he tweeted.
अपने ‘A Suitable Boy’ कार्यक्रम में @NetflixIndia ने एक ही एपिसोड में तीन बार मंदिर प्रांगण में चुंबन दृश्य फ़िल्माए। पटकथा के अनुसार मुस्लिम युवक को हिंदू महिला प्रेम करती है, पर सभी किसिंग सीन मंदिर प्रांगण में क्यूँ शूट किए गए?
मैने रीवा में इस मामले पर FIR दर्ज करा दी है। pic.twitter.com/RcwuPDDME2
— Gaurav Tiwari (@adolitics) November 21, 2020
Actor-TV personality Rahul Mahajan was among the others who expressed his displeasure over the scene. He wrote, “A Muslim man kissing a Hindu woman during the Ram Aarti was ‘creative freedom’. But when a Hindu man and Muslim women would kiss in a mosque during Azaan, this creative freedom would go missing.’
मुस्लिम लड़के द्वारा हिंदू लड़की के साथ मंदिर प्रांगण में श्रीराम की आरती के दौरान ‘किसिंग सीन’ – इसे कहते हैं ‘क्रीएटिव फ़्रीडम’
हाँ पर अगर कोई निर्माता हिंदू लड़के और मुस्लिम लड़की का मस्जिद में अजान के वक्त ‘किसिंग सीन’ शूट कर दे तो यह ‘क्रीएटिव फ़्रीडम’ छुट्टी पर चली जाएगी। https://t.co/WpD0QKfzhH
— Rahul Pramod Mahajan (@TheRahulMahajan) November 21, 2020
Here are the reactions of Netizens:
— Artkrafter Official (@ArtkrafterVishy) November 22, 2020
— True Indology (@baburaokaindia) November 22, 2020
These days it has became a status symbol for some people to insult our faith. #BoycottNetflixIndia
— Gaurav Goel (@goelgauravbjp) November 22, 2020
How dare @NetflixIndia showed this disgraceful act??
Is this for what temples are there?? Shameful!!
— Amit Srivastava (@Amit_Vns13) November 22, 2020
Anti-hindu propaganda is run everywhere from cinema theaters to news channels and online digital platforms.,, The government is sleeping blindly instead of taking action…! #BoycottNetflixIndia pic.twitter.com/iSjnZ7F2gj
— Anish Singh (@The_anishsingh) November 22, 2020
It`s not the first time. It won`t be the last. Time and again Netflix has shown it`s hαte towards Sanatan Dharma. Do we need such propaganda in the name of freedom of speech. It is time we take a stand. #BoycottNetflix pic.twitter.com/fnU5HmKZhP #BoycottNetflixIndia #BoycottNetflix
— ☣𝓗𝓪𝓻𝓲𝓸𝓶 𝓢𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰𝓪𝓵𝓪☣ (@HariomShingala) November 22, 2020
Temples r divine sources of energy 4 all the Hindus@NetflixIndia showing it as a love bird spot, isn’t it insulting Hindu Dharm?
— 🚩🚩 अविनाश देसले 🚩🚩 #CensorWebSeries (@Av_ADH) November 22, 2020
Please uninstall Netflix you can get all their series free at telegram and torrent..why we need to pay anti hindu company which in name of entertainment is insulting our religion and culture #BoycottNetflixIndia #BoycottNetflix #EmptyTwitterTrash pic.twitter.com/n5gTjlTShR pic.twitter.com/JgA5Iknq6e
— Uday sharma (@Udaysha98313533) November 22, 2020
Everyday new hinduphobic content #BoycottNetflixIndia . You do business in India & have all content Hinduphobic & to slander the Indian culture. Blocking even the ad from you.
— Khushboo (@Khushboosinha19) November 22, 2020
— Aishwarya Biswas (@Aishwar31203183) November 22, 2020