Netflix series calls Rajiv Gandhi a pu$$y

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The first season of the show, comprising eight episodes, was released on July 6 and is available in 190 countries in four languages, the petition said.

Congress activist Rajeev Sinha had filed a complaint against the series on Tuesday alleging that late PM Rajiv Gandhi has been abused with "Fattu" kind of word in the show.

A complaint has been filed against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers of the first Indian Netflix series for insulting late Congress Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. The Congress leader has also alleged that web series is misrepresenting the facts.

The web series is based on Vikram Chandra's 2006 thriller novel of the same name.

Sacred Games, which is Netflix's first Indian original web series starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles, was well received by Indian as well as global audience.

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It is one of the dialogues mouthed by Gaitonde that prompted 37-year-old Rajiv Sinha to type his complaint.

Spread across most episodes of the show, Sacred Games talks about certain incidents in India's political history including Rajiv Gandhi's alleged role in the Bofors scam, the Congress government's controversial forced sterilisation scheme under Indira Gandhi's tenure, and Rajiv Gandhi's involvement in the Shah Bano case. Shah Bano ko alag jalaya, desh ko alag. She took him to court and won the case.

A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court today seeking removal of certain scenes from the Netflix series "Sacred Games", claiming that some of its content was derogatory to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. "To please them, Ramayan, the TV show, aired every Sunday morning when the entire country glued to their televisions".

"Rajive Sinha also added in his complaint, ".the serial also crosses all limits of decency".

The officer in charge at Kolkata's Girish Park police station has accepted the complaint which is yet to be verified.

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