‘Sacred Games’ row: Delhi HC says actors cannot be held liable for their dialogues!

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Recently, a plea has been filed against Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui Netflix show Sacred Games for tarnishing the image of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The complaint has been filed by Rajeev Sinha, who is part of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee. In his letter to the police, he wrote, that Nawazuddin’s character “abused our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi calling him fattu, which translated as pu*** in the subtitle.” He also accused the makers of the show of “misrepresenting facts during his regime.”

Well now, hearing a plea the Delhi High Court said on Monday that the actors cannot be held liable for the dialogues.

‘All 8 episodes have already been aired. Nothing new will be aired, the High Court added. The next hearibg has been scheduled on Thursday (July 19).

The series contains episodes referring to the 1975 Emergency, imposed by Indira Gandhi, the government’s forced sterilisation plan to the Bofors scandal and Rajiv Gandhi’s gaffe in the 1985 Shah Bano case, when he was accused of choosing politics over women’s rights.

Directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, the crime thriller is based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel by Indian author Vikram Chandra.