Netflix’s new Telugu film ‘Krishna and His Leela’ starring Siddhu Jonnalagadda, Shraddha Srinath and Seerat Kapoor shows a male character having sexual encounters with several women and one of the women named Radha. The names of the Hindu deities with an erotic content has irked people and they trended ‘Boycott Netflix’ on micro-blogging site Twitter. People have also termed the show as ‘Hinduphobic’ and an insult to their religion. Many even shared the poster of the show along with the poster of Paatal Lok and Betaal, saying the web series are showing anti-Hindu content.
It is worth noting that Shri Krishna and Radha’s love is considered as sacrosanct by millions of Hindus and Shri Krishna’s leelas as lessons of life that should be imbibed by every individual. However, despite religious sentiments being attached to Shri Krishna, the producers of the web series have raised aspersions on the character of Shri Krishna, portraying the character of ‘Krishna’ as philanderer, readily engaging in sensual pursuits with countless girls.
The netizens are now also calling out Netflix for showing explicit content through its shows.
— HinduJagrutiOrg (@HinduJagrutiOrg) June 29, 2020
Signature Campaign : Appeal to set up a regulatory authority for Web Series !
Netflix done it again,
Web Series called "Krishna & His Leela" showing Krishna have sexual affairs wth many women & one of them named as Radha.
The audacity to openly target #Hinduism wth lies, deceit, propaganda
— Sangacious (@sangacious) June 28, 2020
#BoycottNetflix there is no respect for the hindu community thy jus want a controversial subject so that they get publicity then ppl will see it to find out wats the matter and they will make more money…hindu community had be more vocal and active in their approach
— ashish a.Purohit (@ashish41278620) June 29, 2020
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.
Recently, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has written to PM Modi to take appropriate action to bring streaming platforms under censorship. In a recent letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar has written that as the content on OTT platforms is not censored, viewers have unrestricted access to content high on obscenity, sex and violence. It is harming the minds of the viewers. Kumar demanded in his letter that the series and films streamed on these platforms should be brought under censorship so that the inappropriate content is not accessible by the viewers. He added that airing such content has a deep impact on the children and exposure to such content for in the long term can lead to social problems that include crime against children and women. Kumar has also referred to the ban on pornographic websites.