Sacred Games in Trouble; Congress Worker Files Complaint Against Nawazuddin Siddiqui Starrer Netflix Series For Depicting Rajiv Gandhi in 'Poor Light'
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New Delhi, July 10: A Congress worker has filed a complaint against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and makers of Netflix show 'Sacred Games' for depicting former prime ministre Rajiv Gandhi in poor light. In his complaint, Congress worker from West Bengal Rajiv Sinha stated that Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character “abused our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi calling him fattu, which translated as pu*** in the subtitle.”

In his complaint to the Girish Park Police Station, the Congress worker also accused the makers of 'Sacred Games' of "misrepresenting facts during his regime". “Along with this the serial crosses all limits of decency and has taken the Indian film industry to a new low," Sinha said in his complaint. He further requested the police to lodge an FIR against Netflix, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the makers of 'Sacred Games'.

'Sacred Games', the first original Indian mini-series by Netflix, made its debut on July 6. The series stars Bollywood names like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte. Based on Vikram Chandra’s novel,  it's been directed by Vikram Motwane and Anurag Kashyap of Phantom Films. It is high on sensitive content.

The series tells the tale of Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), a seasoned and cynical Mumbai police officer who is summoned one morning by an anonymous tip which promises him an opportunity to capture the powerful Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), criminal overlord of the G-Company. Radhika Apte plays a RAW agent.