Sunday, May 9, 2021
Home Entertainment Netflix's film "Krishna and His Leela" kicks up controversy over its Hinduphobic content insulting...

Netflix’s film “Krishna and His Leela” kicks up controversy over its Hinduphobic content insulting Lord Krishna

People on social media have started raising their protest against the controversial content of the film which they feel is Hinduphobic and an insult to Hinduism. Netizens have accused Netflix of airing explicit content through the OTT medium, which is yet to be brought under the scrutiny of India's censor board.

It appears that there is a competition among the over-the-top(OTT) media service providers to broadcast hateful content about Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Leading this competition is none other Netflix, an American media-services provider, which had, of late, aired a series of controversial shows that depicted Hinduism and Hindu Gods in a bad light.

Recently, a controversy has been kicked up after Netflix’s new Telugu film “Krishna and his Leela” showed a male character named Krishna having sexual encounters with many women, one of them with a girl named Radha.

People on social media have started raising their protest against the controversial content of the film which they feel is Hinduphobic and an insult to Hinduism. Netizens have accused Netflix of airing explicit content through the OTT medium, which is yet to be brought under the scrutiny of India’s censor board.

It is worth noting that Lord Krishna and Radha’s love is considered as sacrosanct by millions of Hindus and Lord Krishna’s leelas as lessons of life that should be imbibed by every individual. However, despite religious sentiments being attached to Lord Krishna, the producers of the web series have raised aspersions on the character of Lord Krishna, portraying the character of ‘Krishna’ as philanderer, readily engaging in sensual pursuits with countless girls.

Netizens were angry at Netflix and accused it of insulting Hindu gods. Many even wondered if Netflix will dare to make a movie on Prophet Mohammad.

This is not the first time that Netflix has been accused of hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus by broadcasting content that offended the sensitivities of lakhs of pious Hindus. Earlier, Netflix series such as Sacred Games, Ghoul and Leila were denounced for disseminating Hinduphobic message through its medium.

The discontent on social media is growing, with people questioning for how long Hindus will have to bear insult and see their Gods and Goddesses being denigrated by the web series broadcasted on the OTT platforms.

OTT platforms airing Anti-Hindu content

It is pertinent to note that not just Netflix but other OTT service providers such as Amazon Prime, Zee5 and others have been accused of providing a platform for Hinduphobic content. Recently, Anushka Sharma produced web series Pataal Lok, which was released on Amazon Prime, had faced flak for its content that offended Hindus and Hinduism.

Following the premiere of the series, several Hindu organisations, along with Sikhs and BJP leaders, had alleged that the series had attempted to tarnish their image. Anushka Sharma was subjected to fierce criticism for bankrolling a series that had hurt the feelings of Hindus and was served a notice from the court seeking her reply.

Another OTT platform, Zee5, was under the fire of Hindu organisations and senior BJP leaders over the blatant Hinduphobia pushed by the platform through its new Tamil web series ‘Godman’. Several Hindu groups, including prominent voices BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, social media users had raised their voices against the anti-Hindu web series. The blowback from the Hindu organisations and Hindus on social media was so severe that Zee5 had to suspend the release of the controversial web series.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Here is how The Lancet used dubious sources to blame Modi Govt for the Covid crisis

Following the abrogation of Article 370, The Lancet had issued a strong condemnation of the Indian Government.

Indian diaspora protests against West Bengal post-poll violence in UK, Canada, Australia and United States

"The State machinery is failing the people of West Bengal as the Hindus are subjected to killings, rapes, and exodus from their homeland," a protestor said.

Prashant Kishor to fire 85 percent of his IPAC staff after Bengal election victory, may start a political career in Bihar: Report

Only the core 100-150 people will be retained to carry out political strategising work that Prashant Kishor ked IPAC does.

Himanta Biswa Sarma elected as next Chief Minister of Assam after BJP legislative party meeting

Himanta Biswa Sarma was proposed as the next Chief Minister by outgoing CM Sarbandana Sonowal in the legislative party meeting

China’s ‘out-of-control’ rocket debris disintegrates over the Indian Ocean, lands near the Maldives

Notably, the rocket which is uncontrollably falling back to Earth is the same space module whose launch was gloated upon by a Chinese Communist Party body to mock India's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Himanta Biswa Sarma favourite to become new Chief Minister of Assam, could take oath on 10th May

Himanta Biswa Sarma, a former Congress leader, joined the BJP in 2015, a year after the general elections.

Recently Popular

Meet AAP’s ‘Delhi ke Nirmata’: Who is Navneet Kalra, the businessman on the run after oxygen hoarding scandal was busted

Oxygen Concentrators have been found at Khan Chacha, Nege & Ju bar and Town Hall restaurants in Delhi, all owned by Navneet Kalra

Arvind Kejriwal govt expels 7 journalists from Whatsapp group after report critical of govt handling of oxygen crisis, senior journalists keep mum

The Arvind Kejriwal government has been the darling of the media for a long time but it seems to want absolute devotion

Comedian Sanket Bhosale who had featured in ad mocking Rahul Gandhi booked for violating Covid-19 norms in Punjab

A week after the vandalism by the Congress workers in Mumbai, the Congress-led Punjab government has now booked comedian Sanket Bhosale, the actor featured in the advertisement, on the pretext of violating Covid-19 regulations during his wedding.

Subramaniam Swamy calls S Jaishankar a ‘waiter’ and says he tested positive for COVID: Netizens fume, EAM clarifies

Subramanian Swamy stoked controversy after he targeted Dr S Jaishankar by referring to him as a 'waiter' and claiming he was COVID positive

Chinese research paper, published 6 years ago by Chinese military backed authors, discussed weaponising Coronavirus: Reports

A 2015 research paper by Chinese scientists reveals nefarious plans to weaponise the SARS Coronavirus against the world.

‘Dominance of one religious group cannot prevent religious celebrations of other’, says Madras HC after local Muslims object to Hindu procession

The Madras High court concluded that similar acts of 'resistance' by other religious groups would result in loss of lives, destruction of properties, riots, religious fights and chaos.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

254,881FansLike
540,300FollowersFollow
24,300SubscribersSubscribe