In a recent development, Sacred Games makers have changed the subtitle that could be being derogatory to the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. In the series, Ganesh Gaitonde, the character played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, says that the former Prime Minister was a coward. The problem was with the colloquial usage of the world and the English translation.
Controversy erupted, and a Congress Party worker filed a case against the makers of the series, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Phantom Films. It is interesting to note that Rahul Gandhi, the son of the late Prime Minister tweeted that he didn’t bother about the dialogue.
BJP/RSS believe the freedom of expression must be policed & controlled. I believe this freedom is a fundamental democratic right.
My father lived and died in the service of India. The views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that.#SacredGames
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 14, 2018
It is also interesting to note that the entire dialogue alleges a much serious undertone to the Indian political scenario in the nineties, connecting the broadcast of a tv series to a political decision – but surprisingly, that’s gone below the radar.