‘Sacred Games 2’: Offends religious affection of Sikhs, demands some scenes of Saif’s need to be deleted
Akali Dal chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa has requested that a scene from Netflix’s Sacred Games season 2 should be deleted without delay as it Offends Sikh religious emotions. The scene shows Sartaj Singh, performed by Saif Ali Khan, throwing long way his ‘kada’, considered a holy symbol by the belief.
In a sequence of tweets, Sirsa also appealed Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javedkar to take legitimate action against Netflix and Sacred Games season 2. Manjinder Singh Sirsa also tweeted against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who parenthetically didn’t direct depictions starring Saif.
“I wonder why Bollywood continues to disrespect our religious symbols! Anurag Kashyap deliberately puts this scene in #SacredGamesS2 where Saif Ali Khan throws his Kada in the sea! A KADA is not an ordinary ornament. It’s the pride of Sikhs & a blessing of Guru Sahib @NetflixIndia @ANI,” Sirsa spelled, adding, “Why was the main character made Sikh if you didn’t do any research on the identity of Sikhs & how 5 kakaars (including Kada) are quintessential for Sikhs @NetflixIndia I demand removal of this scene asap or we will take legitimate action against the production crew.”
He also demanded the I&B ministry to take steps as the series allegedly hurts holy sentiments of Hindus and Sikhs, “I urge @PrakashJavdekar Ji to take stern action against @NetflixIndia & #SacredGames which disrespects not only Sikh Kakaars but Hindu religion indicia also These people are minting money harming our religious sentiments which cant be permitted in the name of Freedom of Expression.”
In the early season of Sacred Games had also driven to dispute for the defamatory depiction of former PM Rajiv Gandhi ji. His disciple Rahul Gandhi, nevertheless, had argued the show’s freedom of speech. “My father lived and died in the service of India. The views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that,” he had tweeted.