A Suitable Boy stirs trouble for Netflix in India and the reason was a number of temple kissing scenes.
An Indian state on Sunday asked police to investigate after a member of the country’s ruling party objected to scenes in the Netflix series showing a Hindu girl kisses a Muslim boy against the backdrop of a Hindu temple.
A tweet by Narottam Mishra, the interior minister of the central state of Madhya Pradesh, led many Indians took to Twitter demanding a boycott of Netflix.
kissing scenes in the temple courtyard three times in the same episode. but why was everyone shot in the kissing scene in the temple courtyard?@ChouhanShivraj Take immediate action. And share it with the public. #BoycottNetflixIndia @AnilGur90351448 https://t.co/GuFhvPZc2M— Anil Gurjar (@AnilGur90351448) November 22, 2020
In new program of a suitable boy of Netflix, Netflix has crossed all the boundaries, they show this scene in temple area, WT* do u want Netflix 😡— Shailesh Desai 🕉️ (@DesaiKumar47) November 22, 2020
Stop spreading bullshit #BoycottNetflix #BoycottNetflix #BoycottNetflix #BoycottNetflix #BoycottNetflix pic.twitter.com/uHqmGMOgKh
“It has extremely objectionable scenes that have hurt the feelings of a particular religion,” Narottam Mishra, the interior minister said on Twitter.
“I’ve directed police officers to get this controversial content tested” to determine “what legal action can be taken against the producer-director of the film for hurting religious sentiments”.
Adding more to it, a month after ‘A Suitable Boy’s release, BJP leader Gaurav Tiwari has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the video-streaming platform for the show.
Directed by celebrated Indian filmmaker Mira Nair, A Suitable Boy series is based on an English novel by one of India’s leading writers Vikram Seth.
The story follows a young girl’s search to find a suitable husband. The lead cast includes Tabu, Ram Kapoor Ishaan Khattar, Tanyamaniktala, Namit Das, Vijay Varma, Rasika Dugal, Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak, and others.