Independently, last month, the main Indian state of Madhya Pradesh asked cops to launch an examination after grievances over a scene in the Netflix series “A Suitable Boy”, in which a Hindu lady kisses a Muslim boy against the background of a Hindu temple.
In November, the Indian federal government announced guidelines to regulate material on video streaming platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Walt Disneys Disney + Hotstar.
On its official Twitter account, the Indian Air Force (IAF) reacted: “The IAF uniform in this video is inaccurately worn and the language used is inappropriate. This does not adhere to the behavioural norms of those in the Armed Forces of India. The associated scenes require to be withdrawn.”
In separate tweets, both Kapoor and Netflix India said the film did not mean to disrespect the Indian Air Force. “I truly apologise for inadvertently injuring anybodys beliefs,” Kapoor said in a video message on his Twitter account.
Netflix has dealt with a minimum of 2 legal difficulties in recent months in India for a Bollywood movie depicting a female Air Force officer and a series on four Indian tycoons facing fraud accusations.
Little toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Netflix logo design in this illustration taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationMUMBAI (Reuters) – Indias Air Force asked Netflix to withdraw scenes from a film on Wednesday in which a veteran Bollywood actor wearing a military consistent usages offending language, in the newest debate for the streaming platform in the country.
The movie, a mockumentary featuring Anil Kapoor playing an actor depicting an officer and director Anurag Kashyap, is scheduled to be launched on Netflix later on this month.
Kapoor tweeted a trailer for the film in which he appears bedraggled in a uniform and swears at Kashyap.
Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Alexandra Hudson