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After allegations of ‘Love Jihad’, Boycott Netflix trends on Twitter

Guwahati: After Tanishq, now a section of netizens have now started to demand a boycott on Netflix alleging that a series directed by Mira Nair is promoting ‘love jihad’.

The netizens claimed that Nair’s web series, A Suitable Boy has been promoting ‘love jihad’ after there was a scene where an interfaith couple was seen in a kissing scene in a temple.

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Following this, a BJP leader named Gaurav Tiwari registered a case against Netflix in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa.

After he registered the case, he posted a video about it and since then #BoycottNetflix started to trend on Twitter.

The series is based on a famous novel written by Vikram Seth. The novel is set in the newly independent India and revolves around a literature student, Lata Mehra.

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The scene which has been termed to be controversial shows Lata kissing her interfaith lover in a temple premise.

Tiwari in his video claimed that the shot was taken in a Shiva Temple.

The series directed by Mira Nair stars Ram Kapoor, Shahana Goswami, Tanya Maniktala, Rasika Dugal, Namit Das, Gagan Dev Riar, Danesh Razvi, Mikhail Sen and Mahira Kakkar.

As per reports, the six-part series is distributed by BBC Studios.

Earlier #BoycottTanishq was trending through as trolls questioned Tanishq for showing an advertisement that depicted a baby shower of a Hindu woman who had married into a Muslim household.

The ad showed a Muslim family preparing for a Hindu-rituals of the baby shower and when the pregnant daughter-in-law points out to the mother-in-law that these rituals were not a tradition at their place, the latter replies that keeping a daughter happy was a tradition in all homes. Titled ‘A confluence’, the ad was broadcast as part of Tanishq’s ‘Ekatvam’ collection of jewelry being released ahead of Diwali.

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