Sacred Games: Congress' attempt to redefine it's history

Jul 14, 08:12 AM

India’s first original online Netflix original – Sacred Games released in over 197 countries starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan, was severely criticized by the Congress party for its comment on former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. As much as Sacred Games is being praised for its undaunted approach by the audience and critics, the political play around it has already started. Two complaints have been filed by two different Congress workers against the series. Also the party spokesperson had openly criticised it. This was the second time this year when a film was subjected to controversy for showing what the makers believed in. The first being Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ which was released after a long-standing controversy over the portrayal of characters. The film originally named "Padmavati" was forced to change its title by rajput karni sena. With the current gov being severely criticised for its stand against the artistic fraternity, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, this is your chance to prove that your party truly believes in freedom of expression.