Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Sunday mentioned the state police have been requested to look at the sequence ”A Suitable Boy” being streamed on Netflix to test if kissing scenes in it have been filmed in a temple and if it harm spiritual sentiments. The minister additionally hinted at taking authorized motion towards the makers of the sequence.
An office-bearer of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the ruling BJP, has claimed the kissing scenes have been filmed in a temple in MP’s Maheshwar city and submitted a grievance to the Rewa superintendent of police.
“The series ”A Suitable Boy” was released on an OTT media platform. Kissing scenes were filmed inside a temple with bhajans being sung in the background. I consider it objectionable. I think this hurt feelings,” Mishra, the state”s Home minister, mentioned in a video assertion on Sunday.
“I have directed 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 nationwide secretary Gaurav Tiwari advised PTI that he had submitted a memorandum to Rewa SP Rakesh Kumar Singh on Saturday demanding an apology from Netflix and makers of the sequence and removing of “objectionable scenes”.
“Parts of the series were filmed in Maheshwar town in Madhya Pradesh. The kissing scene inside the temple has hurt our sentiments,” Tiwari claimed.
Talking to reporters, Rewa SP mentioned that additional motion might be taken after footage of the objectionable scenes are obtained from Netflix.
“I have received a memorandum from Gaurav Tiwari, in which it is said that objectionable scenes in the series were shot in a religious place. Legal action will be initiated after examination,” he mentioned.
The six-part Netflix sequence has been directed by famend filmmaker Mira Nair, who is understood for her critically-acclaimed movies equivalent to “Salaam Bombay”, “Monsoon Wedding” and “The Namesake”. PTI COR ADU BNM NP NP