Why Nawazuddin Siddiqui abused Rajiv Gandhi in a TV show?
Netflix’s first Indian original series, Sacred Games won international acclaim soon after its release but it hit a roadblock in its fourth episode. Sacred Games is a novel by Vikram Chandra published in 2006. It is a story of many generations from the Emergency in 1975 to the dealing of Shah Bano case in 1985 and all the events are pieced together with a golden thread that is money.
What is the case?
The fourth episode gives a clear indication of the inability of Rajiv Gandhi in dealing with Shah Bano case and his dealing of Bofors that proved to be a gaffe for Rajiv Gandhi. A formal complaint against Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and the producers of the show has been filed in a Kolkata police station by a local Congress leader. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is Ganesh Eknath Gaitonde, a notorious gangster in the series.
Here’s what Nawazuddin says in the disguise of a gangster
Ganesh Eknath Gaitonde is seen abusing Rajiv Gandhi with the slang fattu in the fourth episode. He further says “Shah Bano …