Anurag Kashyap, co-director of ‘Sacred Games’, have praised Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s take regarding the controversy over the Netflix Original series.
Following an uproar over the use of derogatory language in the web series while referring to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi said that the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be controlled, while he regards it as a fundamental 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," Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
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
Kashyap replied to the remark by quoting Rahul Gandhi's tweet and wrote, "That's a yay..."
That’s a yay ... https://t.co/umv05MLJXc— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) July 14, 2018
Meanwhile, Swara Bhasker also backed Rahul Gandhi’s stance, saying it is ‘gracious’ how Rahul Gandhi is able to keep personal and national interests apart.
"It is impressive that a mainstream politician like @RahulGandhi is taking this clear and progressive stand on freedom of expression and censorship. Also it's gracious and mature that he is able to set aside the personal for the larger goal of democratic rights. #CreditWhereDue," Swara tweeted.
It is impressive that a mainstream politician like @RahulGandhi is taking this clear & progressive stand on freedom of expression & censorship. Also it’s gracious & mature that he is able to set aside the personal for the larger goal of democratic rights. #CreditWhereDue 👏🏾👏🏾 https://t.co/cfEU0S2KaS— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) July 14, 2018
Rahul Gandhi’s comment on the Sacred Games controversy comes days after a plea was filed in the Delhi High Court demanding the removal of certain scenes from the series, claiming the content was derogatory to Rajiv Gandhi.
A police complaint has also been filed by a Congress activist in Kolkata against the producers and the actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui over the issue.