Nation shows Rahul Gandhi the mirror on FoE after Bhandarkar attacked him on his tweet claiming to support FoE
On Saturday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and broke his silence over the complaints, which sought the removal of certain scenes from Sacred Games on the grounds of insulting and tarnishing the image of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. He said that he believes in freedom of expression.
BJP/RSS believe the freedom of expression must be policed & controlled. I believe this freedom is a fundamental democratic right.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 14, 2018
My father lived and died in the service of India. The views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that.#SacredGames
Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar called out Rahul's hypocrisy and double standards as the Congress president had failed to help him during protests over his film Indu Sarkar in 2017. Bhandarkar tweeted a video of alleged Congress workers staging protests and threatening him ahead of the release of his film, which was based on the Emergency. Bhandarkar added that he had sought Rahul’s support but the Congress president had ignored his plea.
Dear @RahulGandhi ji here is a compilation of the harrowing experience I had when ur party workers tried to police & control my FOE during my film #InduSarkar I was hounded at various cities to 5 star hotel to the censor board office. I requested 4 ur support but u didn't. pic.twitter.com/1y93DgVOXm— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 15, 2018
Earlier, a petition was filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday demanding to censor Netflix’s Sacred Games, claiming that its content was derogatory and insulting to Rajiv Gandhi. In Bengal too, a complaint was filed by a Congress activist against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and the makers of Sacred Games.
The series is directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and is based on author Vikram Chandra’s novel by the same name.
That’s a yay ... https://t.co/umv05MLJXc— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) July 14, 2018
While the director of the series rooted for Rahul, many are mocking him for his tweet.
Freedom of Expression under @INCIndia from the time @RahulGandhi joined active politics (2004).— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) July 15, 2018
A man SO POWERFUL he could demand from his own govt the tearing up of its own Ordinance; a man who could have intervened in EACH of these instances but didn't. https://t.co/rZfQgiO8Sh
21. RCO under @INCIndia harassed the makers, virtually BANNED the film Pithavinum Puthranum (In the name of the Father and the Son). @RahulGandhi stayed SILENT. https://t.co/GBlJtMVCYe pic.twitter.com/scZmlwjIaL— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) July 15, 2018
Pappuji is a chameleon and does not have any morality. Is a pathological liar and this is all coming from his dynastic lineage. Shame on him. He is an ichhadhari politician. Worst ever politician ever.disgrace to politics.— Balaji (@da0312) July 15, 2018
Well this is what happens when Bollywood stars stand in support of fake narratives of #Congressichors. They will never ever support you other than asking for money for elections. Do not expect anything else from a family which gave India Emergency!— Rajeev Bedi (@RBediIndia) July 15, 2018
Rahul Feroze Ghandy, this tweet establishes that for you #FOE is selective when it comes to Feroze Jehangir Ghandy Family. Double standard of a dynast.— R. D. Sharma (@rdsharma_) July 15, 2018
@RahulGandhi doesn’t have balls to accept his hypocrisy & his family’s hypocrisy which they have inflicted upon India. He will keep hiding behind @divyaspandana saree when difficult questions are asked of him.— Buckyball ™️ (@Buckyball_60) July 15, 2018
Then please take action on the goons who used violence & arson against Madhur Bhandarkar's film Indu Sarkar which was based in Emergency (imposed by your grandma) - I can give you the names of those who disrupted screenings... will you remove them from the party? https://t.co/szPmqOdmX1— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) July 14, 2018
.@INCIndia is defending the demand that Netflix remove a reference to Rajiv Gandhi in #SacredGames, and distancing itself from Shashi Tharoor's remark about a Hindu Pakistan. You've got it backwards, guys.— Mitali Saran (@mitalisaran) July 13, 2018
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Last Updated 16, Jul 2018, 2:03 PM