Madhya Pradesh Home Secretary Narottam Mishra said on Sunday that state police had been asked to review the ‘A Suitable Boy’ series that aired on Netflix to see if any kissing scenes were filmed in a temple and if it hurt religious feelings. The minister also alluded to legal action against the creators of the series.
A member of the office of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the ruling BJP, claimed that the kissing scenes were filmed at a temple in the town of the deputy of Maheshwar and filed a complaint with the commissioner Rewa police station.
“The series” A Suitable Boy “was released on an OTT media platform. Kissing scenes were filmed inside a temple with bhajans sung in the background. I consider this reprehensible. I think it hurts the feelings, “Mishra, the state” Home Secretary said in a video statement Sunday.
“I have ordered the police to examine the series and determine what action can be taken against the producer and director of this series,” the minister added.
Meanwhile, BJYM National Secretary Gaurav Tiwari told PTI he submitted a memorandum to Rewa SP Rakesh Kumar Singh on Saturday demanding an apology from Netflix and the show’s creators and the removal of “objectionable scenes.” .
“Parts of the series were filmed in the town of Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh. The kissing scene inside the temple hurt our feelings,” Tiwari said.
Speaking to reporters, Rewa SP said further action would be taken after receiving footage of the objectionable scenes from Netflix.
“I received a memorandum from Gaurav Tiwari, in which it is said that objectionable scenes of the series were filmed in a religious place. Legal action will be taken after examination,” he said.
The six-part Netflix series was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair, known for her critically acclaimed films such as “Salaam Bombay”, “Monsoon Wedding” and “The Namesake”. PTI COR ADU BNM NP NP