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Did you know that Sacred Games is Netflix India's first original series got so controversial? The show led to a nationwide public debate and even resulted in a court case heard at the Delhi High Court. Last July, West Bengal Congress leader Rajiv Kumar Sinha filed a police complaint against Sacred Games and those involved. According to the complaint, the show is insulting and abusing the late Rajiv Gandhi. Gandhi is India's Prime Minister from October 1984 to December 1989. Named in the complaint are Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Producer Phantom Films, and Netflix India. The complainants want the named parties to be responsible for referring to Gandhi as "Fattu". "Fattu" is an Indian slang that means something between a coward and a female reproductive organ. The same court also received a similar petition filed by Nikhil Bhalla. Nikhil Bhalla is a member of the Congress Party which is a political organization led by Gandhi. This was until he was killed by a suicide bomber in 1991. Rahul, Gandhi's son who is also the current leader of the Congress Party is also disappointed with the show. He used his Twitter account to express disappointment and said it cannot harm his father's legacy. He also stated that Rajiv "lived and died in the service of India" and that "the views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that".
On the lighter side, Netflix has truly stepped up its game by offering more than just Hollywood films. Aside from Indian TV and Web series, Netflix is also home for Hindi movies download, particularly Indian comedy movies. As for the Bollywood film industry, it is still having its moment in the limelight as a result of growing interest in Bollywood movies. In fact, there has been an influx of Hindi movie torrenting sites over the years!