Netflix Won’t Be Censoring The Controversial Dialogue About Rajiv Gandhi From Sacred Games

Priyanka Parmar
Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Sacred Games
Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Sacred Games

Saif Ali Khan starrer, Sacred Games released on Netflix a little over a month ago and sent viewers in a frenzy over the quality of the show’s content and the raw desi connect it had. The show quickly garnered a lot of praises and memes inspired by the show’s dialogues starting flooding our social media feeds. But we’re in India and anything good that comes out from the entertainment industry is almost always accompanied by something bad. The same thing happened with Sacred Games.

The show, actually no, a scene sparked a controversy putting the makers smack in the middle of a legal matter. The scene in question is the one where Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character calls the late Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi a fattu, which was translated to p***y in the subtitles. Congress’ legal team still went ahead and filed a petition in Delhi High Court against the digital platform asking them to drop the scene from the show. They also pointed out that the makers of the series had misrepresented facts during the PM’s tenure. Soon after, multiple reports about Netflix inching towards deleting the scene started doing the rounds. But, looks like Netflix is keeping it as is after all. As per reports in PTI, senior advocate Chander Lal, who is representing Netflix, conveyed the same to the Delhi High Court.

Here’s what he said:

My instructions are that we don’t want to change the word.

Well, looks like Netflix is holding its ground in the matter. What’s your take on all this?