Anurag Kashyap, co-director of Sacred Games hailed Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s statement about exercising one’s “fundamental democratic right”.
Amid a row over alleged use of derogatory language in Netflix series, Sacred Games while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a “fundamental democratic right”.
Swara Bhasker, too, lauded Rahul Gandhi’s stand on the Sacred Games row.
“It is impressive that a mainstream politician like Rahul Gandhi is taking this clear & progressive stand on freedom of expression & censorship. Also it’s gracious & mature that he is able to set aside the personal for the larger goal of democratic rights,” she wrote on Twitter.
It is impressive that a mainstream politician like @RahulGandhi is taking this clear & progressive stand on freedom of expression & censorship. Also it’s gracious & mature that he is able to set aside the personal for the larger goal of democratic rights. #CreditWhereDue ???? https://t.co/cfEU0S2KaS— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) July 14, 2018
Rahul Gandhi’s remarks come days after a plea was filed in the Delhi High Court seeking removal of certain scenes from the Netflix series Sacred Games, claiming that some of its content was derogatory to Rajiv Gandhi. The high court has said it will hear the plea filed by advocate Nikhil Bhalla on Monday.
Also, a police complaint has been filed by a Congress activist in Kolkata against the producers of the web series and actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui over the issue.
(With inputs from PTI)
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