Major row breaks out after Netflix series depicts Hindu woman kissing Muslim boy in temple

A major row has broken out over Netflix series, ‘A suitable boy’ after it depicted several kissing scenes in temple premises between actors portraying Hindu woman and Muslim man. People, outraged over the the depiction, which they alleged to be demeaning and offensive, trended #BoycottNetflix, all day long on Sunday.

Among others, BJP leader Gaurav Tiwari also joined in the protest saying that “If any OTT platform is delibrately insulting the Hindu Gods & Goddess, pls file the complaint with the police or local court under Section 295A of IPC.”

Actor-TV personality Rahul Mahajan also lashed out at the depiction. He wrote, “A Muslim man kissing a Hindu woman during the Ram Aarti was ‘creative freedom’. But when a Hindu man and Muslim women would kiss in a mosque during Azaan, this creative freedom would go missing.’

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh state Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra has taken cognizance of the matter and has directed police administration to look into the matter.

In a tweet, Mishra said, “A film titled ‘A Suitable Boy’ has been released on an OTT platform. It depicts extremely objectionable scenes that hurt the feelings of a particular religion. I have directed police officials to look into it.”

Mishra has also asked officials to inform whether legal action can be taken against the producer and director of the show for “hurting religious sentiments”.

‘A suitable boy’ is a mini web series on Netflix by Mira Nair based on Vikram Seth’s novel of the same name.

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