Sacred Games controversy: What does Rahul Gandhi think about the Netflix series?

Sacred Games controversy: What does Rahul Gandhi think about the Netflix series?

Sacred Games controversy: What does Rahul Gandhi think about the Netflix series?

Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has hailed Congress president Rahul Gandhi's comment on his controversial web show "Sacred Games".

The Delhi High Court on Monday said actors can not be held liable for the lines they read from a show's script while hearing a petition demanding that certain scenes from Netflix series Sacred Games be deleted as they allegedly defamed late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The channel has been a "thought leader" and has pioneered several path-breaking initiatives that include CNN-News18 Indian of the Year, Real Heroes, The Citizen Journalist Show, India Positive, State of the Nation (channel's flagship bi-annual poll) to name a few.

Kashyap, who is a filmmaker and co-director of the web show expressed his sentiments on Twitter and said, "That's a yay", quoting Rahul's tweet. He further said that he believes freedom of expression is a fundamental democratic right, adding that views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that.

"It is impressive that a mainstream politician like @RahulGandhi is taking this clear and progressive stand on freedom of expression and censorship". I believe this freedom is a fundamental democratic right, Rahul Gandhi tweeted. According to reports, Congressman Rajiv Sinha filed the FIR against Netflix, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and producers of Sacred Games.

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Last week, the ministry said it would immediately file a complaint to the WTO against what it called U.S. unilateralism. Beijing responded immediately by imposing identical penalties on a similar amount of American imports.

A day before, a Congress activist in West Bengal had also filed a police complaint against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and the makers of Sacred Games for allegedly "insulting and abusing" Rajiv Gandhi.

The Delhi high court will be hearing the plea on Thursday (July, 19).

The first season of the show, comprising eight episodes, was released on July 6 and is available in 190 countries in four languages.

The drama is as an adaptation of Vikram Chandra's expansive 2006 novel Sacred Games, which runs to 1,000 pages. "Which should register as a win in such games".

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