Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Sacred Games 2 which was recently released by Netflix India, landed into a new controversy. Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa claimed that a scene showing Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) throwing away his Kada into the sea hurt the religious sentiments of Sikhs.
In a series of tweets, he demanded Netflix India and Director Anurag Kashyap to delete that scene and also urged Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javedkar to take legal action against the platform and the production.
“I urge @PrakashJavdekar Ji to take stern action against @NetflixIndia & #SacredGames which disrespects not only Sikh Kakaars but Hindu religion symbology also these people are minting money hurting our religious sentiments which can’t be allowed in the name of Freedom of Expression,” he tweeted.
He further added, “ We cannot let Bollywood stars play with our religious faiths & sentiments. I warn Anurag Kashyap; he should at least study the scriptures of Sikhs & Hindus before he portrays the characters so negatively in his projects just for entertainment or sensationalization.”
“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 the removal of this scene asap or we will take legal action against the production team.”