MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Air Power requested Netflix to withdraw scenes from a movie on Wednesday during which a veteran Bollywood actor sporting a navy uniform makes use of offensive language, within the newest controversy for the streaming platform within the nation.
The movie, a mockumentary that includes Anil Kapoor enjoying an actor depicting an officer and director Anurag Kashyap, is scheduled to be launched on Netflix later this month.
Kapoor tweeted a trailer for the movie during which he seems bedraggled in a uniform and swears at Kashyap.
On its official Twitter account, the Indian Air Power (IAF) responded: “The IAF uniform on this video is inaccurately donned and the language used is inappropriate. This doesn’t conform to the behavioural norms of these within the Armed Forces of India. The associated scenes must be withdrawn.”
In separate tweets, each Kapoor and Netflix India mentioned the movie didn’t intend to disrespect the Indian Air Power. “I actually apologise for unintentionally hurting anybody’s sentiments,” Kapoor mentioned in a video message on his Twitter account.
Netflix has confronted no less than two authorized challenges in latest months in India for a Bollywood movie depicting a feminine Air Power officer and a sequence on 4 Indian tycoons dealing with fraud allegations.
Individually, final month, the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh requested police to launch an investigation after complaints over a scene within the Netflix sequence “A Appropriate Boy”, during which a Hindu woman kisses a Muslim boy in opposition to the backdrop of a Hindu temple.
In November, the Indian authorities introduced guidelines to control content material on video streaming platforms together with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Walt Disney’s Disney + Hotstar.
Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Modifying by Alexandra Hudson