In one other transfer indicating the rising hardliner stance of the Madhya Pradesh authorities, state house minister Narottam Mishra has directed the police to probe into the “offensive content material” within the Netflix net sequence A Appropriate Boy directed and co-produced by Mira Nair.
The repetitive kissing scenes shot on a temple (Maheshwar Temple in Khargone) premises with non secular songs enjoying within the background are offensive and have harm the emotions of a group, the house minister mentioned in a tweet whereas directing the police officers to test what the target of manufacturing such content material was and what motion could possibly be initiated towards the producer and director of the net sequence.
The course of Mishra got here after Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) nationwide secretary Gaurav Tiwari obtained an FIR registered in Rewa of MP towards the net sequence and the alleged offensive content material.
Tiwari has additionally pulled within the ‘love jihad’ angle to the controversy and launched a marketing campaign to boycott Netflix. He tweeted saying that the Maheshwar Temple was constructed by Ahilyabai Holkar for devotees of Lord Shiva, however Netflix was utilizing the holy premises to advertise ‘love jihad’ and to harm Hindu sentiments.
He has demanded apology from the makers of the net sequence and elimination of the controversial scenes and urged netizens to take away Netflix from their cell phones. Giving it an extra communal color, Tiwari additionally requested within the tweet whether or not such “artistic freedom was allowed throughout Azan on mosque premises”.
The competition is on the kissing scenes between the characters Lata Mehra (performed by Tanya Maniktala) and Kabir Durrani (performed by Danish Rizvi).
Tiwari has additionally demanded an apology from the Congress and ex-chief minister Kamal Nath because the taking pictures for the net sequence was held through the tenure of the Congress authorities final 12 months.
In the meantime, Tiwari’s motion acquired assist from BJP leaders elsewhere, with Chandigarh BJP spokesperson Gaurav Goel tweeting, “If any OTT platform is intentionally insulting the Hindu Gods & Goddess, please file the criticism with the police or native courtroom underneath Part 295A of IPC. The regulation will deal with such offenders,” with hashtag ‘boycott Netflix’.