An FIR was registered in Madhya Pradesh on Monday, 23 November, towards two executives of Netflix for allegedly hurting non secular sentiments by means of its net collection A Appropriate Boy, which confirmed kissing scenes purportedly on the campus of a temple, an official stated.
The FIR has named Monika Shergill, Vice President, Content material (Netflix) and Ambika Khurana, Director, Public Insurance policies (Netflix), Madhya Pradesh House Minister Narottam Mishra stated.
In the meantime, collector of Khargone district Anugraha P informed PTI that the controversial kissing scenes don’t seem to have filmed inside a temple in Maheshwar city within the district.
Earlier within the day, Shergill and Khurana had been booked by Rewa police on a grievance filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) nationwide secretary Gaurav Tiwari who demanded an apology from Netflix and the makers of the collection, and removing of “objectionable scenes”, which he said had been additionally “encouraging love jihad.”
“I had requested officers to look at the collection A Appropriate Boy being streamed on Netflix to test if kissing scenes in it had been filmed inside a temple and if it harm non secular sentiments. The examination prima facie discovered that these scenes are hurting the feelings of a specific faith,” Mishra stated in a video assertion.
“On the premise of a grievance filed by Gaurav Tiwari, an FIR is being registered below part 295 (A) (malicious acts to outrage and insulting the non secular emotions and beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in Rewa towards Netflix officials- Monika Shergill and Ambika Khurana,” he added.
Rewa superintendent of police Rakesh Kumar Singh informed reporters that the FIR has been registered and additional investigation is underway.
On Saturday, Gaurav Tiwari had submitted a memorandum to the Rewa superintendent of police demanding an apology from Netflix and makers of the collection, and removing of “objectionable scenes” from A Appropriate Boy.
“Kissing scenes (filmed) inside a temple of Lord Maheshwar (a historic city situated on the banks of Narmada in Madhya Pradesh) have harm the feelings of Hindus. That is additionally encouraging ”love jihad”,’ Tiwari had said.
He had named Monika Shergill and Ambika Khurana in his grievance software.
The six-part Netflix collection has been directed by famend filmmaker Mira Nair, who is understood for her critically-acclaimed movies akin to Salaam Bombay, Monsoon Wedding ceremony and The Namesake.
“We now have not acquired any formal grievance thus far relating to the controversy surrounding the Netflix collection. However taking cognisance of media reviews, I despatched a sub-divisional Justice of the Peace (SDM) and tehsildar to the spot at Maheshwar. We now have inspected the fort complicated the place the online collection (A Appropriate Boy) was shot.
“There are additionally temples within the big fort complicated on the banks of the Narmada River at Maheshwar. However in line with the SDM report, at first look, it appears the controversial kissing scenes weren’t filmed contained in the temple. In all probability these scenes had been shot some place else within the fort complicated,” the collector stated.
She stated a committee can be constituted to probe the matter intimately if the federal government orders so.
“As of now, the allegation has not been confirmed that the controversial kissing scenes of the online collection had been shot inside a temple in Maheshwar. Nevertheless, if the state authorities orders us, we’ll represent a committee to research the matter intimately and ship a report,” the collector stated.
She stated the district administration had allowed the taking pictures of A Appropriate Boy in Maheshwar throughout December final 12 months.