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3 Indian Web Series Which landed Into Controversies For Hurting The ‘Religious Sentiments Of Hindus’

Indian web series and controversies revolve only around one thing that is the feelings of Hindu extremist groups.

Indian web series and controversies are like just another news we hear daily. These controversies sometimes result in the favour of the show as well. Sometimes it’s the subject of the show, the language, sex scenes, or the way it depicts a certain religion that attracts criticism.

So here are the 3 Indian controversial web series which landed in legal trouble and were also accused of hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus.

  1. Paatal Lok

Source: Wikipedia

Produced by actor Anushka Sharma, starring Jaydeep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Gul Panag, Abhishek Banerjee, Rajesh Sharma, and many more great actors. Paatal Lok managed to portray the reality of India’s caste, religion, fake news, and crime issues. However, it also managed to grab the eye-balls of Hindu Extremist Groups. Some Right-wing Facebook groups also labeled it “anti-national” and “Hindu-phobic” for portraying how minorities are treated and a legal notice was also served for a scene where a woman is raped by Sikhs. These gave rise to the #BoycottPaatalLok which was quite a trend on Twitter. Nandkishor Gurjar, a member of the Legislative Assembly of the ruling BJP party, even filed a complaint against Sharma for using his picture in the series without permission.

2. A suitable boy

Source: Wikipedia

A suitable boy is a Netflix drama series starring Ishaan Kapoor and Tabassum Hashmi (Tabu). Just after a month of its release BJP leader Gaurav Tiwari had filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the video-streaming platform for the show. Tiwari is the National Secretary of the BJYM (Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha).

In a series of tweets, the BJP leader stated,

“In the web series of ‘A Suitable Boy’, Netflix has shown three kissing scenes, in one episode, taking place within the temple premises.” He inquired, “As per the story, a Muslim man is in love with a Hindu woman. But, why were all kissing scenes shot within the temple premises (and not mosque).”

He further tweeted,

“Can you shoot such scenes during Azaan at a mosque? Do you have such creative freedom? Don’t mistake the tolerance of Hindus as their weakness. This is not just an insult to Madhya Pradesh but to the sentiments of Lord Shiva and his crores of devotees. You need to apologize.”

3. Aashram

Source: Wikipedia

Aashram is an MX Player drama series starring Boby Deol, Tridha Choudury, Aditi Sudhir Pohankar, Anupriya Goenka, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Darshan Kumar, and many more great actors. The series has achieved a viewership of 450 million. However, in a recent development, the district and sessions court in Jodhpur, Rajasthan has sent a notice to filmmaker Prakash Jha and actor Bobby Deol.

A local resident Khush Khandelwal has filed the petition in the Jodhpur court, arguing that the portrayal of actor Bobby Deol in the web series is morally wrong and it belittles the image of Hindu saints and also hurts the religious sentiments of Hindus.

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