Netflix executives face FIRs over kissing scene in ‘A Suitable Boy’

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Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ is causing quite a furore in India after a row erupted over a kissing scene in the Netflix series.

Just a day after #BoycottNetflix trended on social media, two Netflix executives are now facing FIRs for a kissing scene shot in a temple. The case has been registered in Madhya Pradesh.

Monika Shergill, Vice President, Content (Netflix) and Ambika Khurana, Director, Public Policies (Netflix) have been booked by Rewa Police in Madhya Pradesh.

Reports say that Gaurav Tiwari had alleged the makers of the show were encouraging ‘Love Jihad’ and demanded the removal of the scenes in question. Since then, he has received an apology from the makers.

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister, Narottam Mishra said, “I had asked officials to examine the series ‘A Suitable Boy’ being streamed on Netflix to check if kissing scenes in it were filmed in a temple and if it hurt religious sentiments. The examination prima facie found that these scenes are hurting the sentiments of a particular religion.”

“On the basis of a complaint filed by Gaurav Tiwari, an FIR is being registered under section 295 (A) (malicious acts to outrage and insulting the religious feelings and beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in Rewa against Netflix officials- Monika Shergill and Ambika Khurana,” Mishra added.

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