Boycott Netflix trends as Telugu film sparks a row for hurting ‘Hindu sentiments' - GulfToday

Boycott Netflix trends as Telugu film sparks a row for hurting ‘Hindu sentiments'


A still from the Telugu film: "Krishna And His Leela".

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Netflix has courted controversy after a new Telugu digital release, "Krishna And His Leela", hurt Hindu sentiments, where Telugu superstar Rana Daggubati stars as “Krishna” and has many illicit affairs, including with one of his girlfriends “Radha”. 

The hashtag #Boycottnetflix has been trending on Twitter all of Monday, and Telugu superstar Rana Daggubati, who has presented the film, is also in the line of fire.

"A Telugu movie named 'Krishna & His Leela' has been released on #netflix on 25th June where a protagonist named 'Krishna' is shown having many affairs, where 1 of his girlfriends has been named as 'Radha'. Many sexually explicit scenes have been shown between them. #Boycottnetflix," tweeted a user.

"@RanaDaggubati You should at least have a glimpse of that what you are producing!! What kind of impact it will have on people's sentiments, all what is happening in this entertainment industry is unbearable for people!! #Boycottnetflix #BoycottKrishnaAndHisLeela," tweeted a user tagging.


"Netflix done it again, Web Series called "Krishna & His Leela" showing Krishna have sexual affairs with many women & one of them named as Radha. The audacity to openly target #Hinduism with lies, deceit, propaganda. Why always insult our gods?

"Because @netflixIndia is Hinduphobic," tweeted another user.

"Rapes happening in our country. The total 30 % share goes to erotic webseries available in the country. This time #netflix has crossed limits. They promote webseries where hindu gods and goddesses are insulted. #Boycottnetflix should not just be a trend. It should be banned by Court," demanded another user.

Over the past few days, netizens have also been enraged over the subtitles used for the Bengali folk song, "Kolonkini Radha", used in the netflix-released film, "Bulbbul". People are complaining about the lines "Kanha haramzada" in the song and over a translated subtitle that goes "shameless hussy" while referring to Radha in the song, while demanding #Boycottnetflix.

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