Sacred Games starts between Congress, Netflix, and Nawazuddin Siddqiui
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 ko alag jalaya, desh ko alag”. As this isn’t sufficient to malign the image of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Ganesh goes on saying that Hindus criticized his handling of Shah Bano case and that he started Ramayan TV serial only to please his Hindu vote bank.
What is the show Sacred Games?
It has two main protagonists Inspector Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) and Ganesh Eknath Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). Ganesh is a dreaded gangster of Mumbai underworld and Sartaj is after Ganesh to eliminate him.