Mira Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s best-selling novel A Suitable Boy is making a storm for Netflix in India after the British-made sequence depicted a Hindu woman kissing a Muslim boy towards the backdrop of a Hindu temple.
Netflix acquired the series in July as a part of a take care of BBC Studios, which owns A Appropriate Boy producer Lookout Point. The lavish drama — initially made for BBC One and purchased by Acorn TV within the U.S. — is penned by Andrew Davies and tells the story of spirited college scholar, Lata, coming of age in North India in 1951.
However the present has drawn political hearth in India. Gaurav Tiwari, a pacesetter of the youth wing of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Get together, filed a police grievance concerning the drama for “taking pictures kissing scenes below temple premises.” The grievance named Monica Shergill, Netflix’s VP of content material in India, and public coverage director Ambika Khurana.
He added that A Appropriate Boy “encourages Love Jihad,” a conspiracy idea that posits that Muslims are seducing Hindu ladies and forcing them to transform to Islam. The unproven idea has gained reputation amongst right-wing teams and the Bharatiya Janata Get together.
Narottam Mishra, a cupboard minister for the state of Madhya Pradesh, additionally voiced his issues. “It has extraordinarily objectionable scenes which have harm the sentiments of a selected faith,” he stated on Twitter, per a translation by Reuters. “I’ve directed law enforcement officials to get this controversial content material examined [to determine] what authorized motion may be taken towards the producer-director of the movie for hurting non secular sentiments.”
Deadline has contacted Netflix and Lookout Level for remark. The streamer declined to remark when contacted by Reuters.