Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan has said that criticism on government could get you killed in India.
Saif, who is playing policeman Sartaj Singh in India’s first Netflix Sacred Games, during the interview to Quint in London stated, “If you date someone from the wrong caste, somebody will kill you in some parts of India. That’s the way it is.”
“I don’t know how much you can criticise your government in India, somebody might kill you,” he included.
The actor’s remarks came in light of criticism on the Netflix series.
“It will be deeply frustrating if something happens to the show. If someone says you can’t air this or if Netflix is discontinued. Then that will be my turn to be outraged,” Saif additionally said.
Sacred games, which was released on streaming on July 6, has experienced harsh criticism for its depiction of Indian government officials while some have additionally condemned its graphic nature and obscene language.
Indian National Congress party member has filed a petition against the show for its depiction of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Rajiv’s son, in a tweet on Saturday, stated that his “father lived and died in the service of India. The views that character on Tv series depicts can never change that.” Show’s co-director Anurag Kashyap hailed the statement.