Nothing New Will Be Aired, Delhi HC On Sacred Games


New Delhi: The Delhi High Court ordered to not air anymore new episodes of ‘Sacred Games’ which has been recently marred by controversy for allegedly defaming former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in an episode.

While hearing the Sacred Games case on Monday, the court said, “All 8 episodes have already been aired. Nothing new will be aired.” The plea was filed by Congress member Balla, who said that the subtitles were derogatory.

The plea requested the removal of the allegedly offensive scenes and remarks made directly or indirectly against the former Prime Minister or his family. The plea accused the series of depicting the historical events on the country, incorrectly.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is playing the role of Ganesh Gaitonde, is seen calling Rajiv Gandhi, a wimp. However, the court while hearing the case, also said, ‘Actors can’t be held liable for dialogues.’

Expressing his opinion on this issue, Rahul Gandhi took to twitter and said, “My father lived and died in the service of India. The views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that”.

The next hearing is on July 19, 2018 which will decide the future of Netflix’s first Indian original series Sacred Games. It is produced by the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment’s Phantom Films joint venture. It is based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 thriller novel. It stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte in the lead roles.