New Delhi: Delhi MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa from the Akali Dal Party has slammed makers of the popular Netflix web series and Anurag Kashyap’s Sacred Games over one of its scenes showing Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), a Sikh police officer throwing away his Kada. A Kada is known to be an all-iron bracelet, which is a religious symbol for Sikhs.
Manjinder Singh, who belongs to the Akali Dal party, is an MLA from Rajouri Garden in Delhi. He has immediately asked the makers to delete the concerned scene in the web series, if not done he promises to take legal action against the production team.
I wonder why Bollywood continues to disrespect our religious symbols! Anurag Kashyap deliberatly puts this scene in #SacredGamesS2 where Saif Ali Khan throws his Kada in sea! A KADA is not an ordinary ornament. It’s the pride of Sikhs & a blessing of Guru Sahib @NetflixIndia @ANI pic.twitter.com/c2KMbJVrwA
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) August 19, 2019
He took to twitter to upload the particular scene where Saif is seen throwing the Kada out of agony in the Mumbai Sea Link. He also wrote – “I wonder why Bollywood continues to disrespect our religious symbols! Anurag Kashyap deliberately shows such a scene in #SacredGamesS2 where Saif Ali Khan throws his Kada into the sea! A KADA is not an ordinary ornament. It’s the pride of Sikhs & a blessing of Guru Sahib @NetflixIndia @ANI ”
He further said, “Why was the main character made Sikh if you didn’t do any research on the identity of Sikhs & how 5 kakaars (including Kada) are quintessential for Sikhs.
I demand the removal of this scene asap or we will take legal action against the production team.
I urge @PrakashJavdekar Ji to take stern action against @NetflixIndia & #SacredGames which disrespects not only Sikh Kakaars but Hindu religion symbology also. These people are minting money hurting our religious sentiments which can’t be allowed in the name of Freedom of Expression (sic) ”
Sirsa had raised objections regarding the season 1 as well. The popular web series launched on 15th august has received a lot of criticism as well as appreciation. Few people were unhappy with the ending of the web series, whereas some applauded the storyline and the finish.