Another day and Netflix is once again in news for purportedly promoting “love jihad“.
The OTT platform, Netflix, is under fire after a scene from its original, A Suitable Boy, irked a section of the society. The clip of the scene, that has now gone viral on the internet, has a Hindu character Lata Mehra (Taniya Maniktala) kissing her interfaith lover and that too inside a temple’s premises.
As the scene went viral, the pious and concerned section of the society slammed Netflix and its repeated attempts to plague Hindu culture.
Sharing the video, BJP leader Gaurav Tiwari questioned the filmmakers over filming the scene at a temple. Tiwari went a step further and also registered an FIR against Netflix.
मंदिर का प्रांगण, बैकग्राउंड में आरती और अश्लील दृश्य।— Gaurav Tiwari (@adolitics) November 21, 2020
क्या मस्जिद में अजान के समय ऐसा शूट करने की ‘क्रीएटिव फ़्रीडम’ है आपको @NetflixIndia?
हिंदुओं की सहिष्णुता को उनकी कमजोरी मत समझिए, ये मध्यप्रदेश का नहीं, भगवान शिव और करोड़ों शिवभक्तों का भी अपमान है।
माफ़ी माँगनी पड़ेगी। pic.twitter.com/9TLnsQviHJ
Notably, Tiwari’s thoughts were echoed by other Twitter users as well, who slammed Netflix for hurting Hindu sentiments.
Notably, this is not the first time Netflix is in the news for such a reason. Months ago, Netflix’s Telugu movie named Krishna and His Leela had provoked the similar section of the society by, allegedly, disrespecting Hindu deities.
For context, the movie has a male character named Krishna having sexual encounters with several women and one of them goes by the name, Radha. Back then too, #BoycottNetflix started trending on Twitter.