Netflix India has been facing boycott calls for various series and films which subscribers accuse of targeting Hinduism by showing the religion in a bad light. Popular series like Sacred Games, Leila, Pataal Lok and now 'Krishna & His Leela' have been accused of fuelling the “propaganda”.
The movie 'Krishna & His Leela', portraying Hindu God Krishna, has been accused of maligning the religion by showing sexually explicit scenes and the protagonist Krishna indulging in affairs.
#BoycottNetflix— Satyam chandel (@Satyamchandel15) June 29, 2020
Definitely now #webseries makers are in full mood to target Hindu Lords and our ritual things .#webseries are just like drugs which is given to all its consumers slowly -slowly ,and at the end of the 2-5 years it will definitely ruin our culture and everything pic.twitter.com/Zo3fnjfm9X
We all should #BoycottNetflix as @netflix & @NetflixIndia are indulging is promoting Hinduphobic content via web series like Sacred Games, Leila, Ghoul, Delhi Crime etc.— HinduJagrutiOrg (@HinduJagrutiOrg) June 29, 2020
Its recent web series #KrishnaAndHisLeela has tried to insult highly revered Hindu Gods - Shrikrishna & Radha pic.twitter.com/1B3ZJfZA2f
Recently, actress-turned-producer Anushka Sharma was slammed for her movies Pataal Lok and most recent Bulbul in which abusive slurs were used for characters named Krishna and Radha.
okay what now? #BulbbulNetflix
using words like 'haramzada' for lord krishna and 'besharm' for radha??? have they lost their minds or what? @AnushkaSharma ma'am, hinduphobic much? pic.twitter.com/2NfwCKXSd1
— anjali (@okayraghuvanshi) June 26, 2020
However, another section of Twitter users watered down the situation by sharing hilarious memes.
Earlier Pataal Lok, Anushka Sharma's first digital venture as a producer, invited legal trouble for allegedly hurting the sentiments of Nepali people in a particular scene with a casteist slur being used for a transgender Nepali woman.