Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday slammed online streaming platform Netflix for misleading portrayal in an upcoming film featuring Bollywood veteran actor Anil Kapoor.
The objection from IAF came on the trailer of the series ‘AK vs AK’ released on Twitter on Monday. The trailer shows Kapoor wearing an untucked uniform of IAF. Kapoor can be seen using abusive language against India’s leading director, Anurag Kashyap.
The IAF uniform in this video is inaccurately donned & the language used is inappropriate. This does not conform to the behavioural norms of those in the Armed Forces of India. The related scenes need to be withdrawn.@NetflixIndia @anuragkashyap72#AkvsAk https://t.co/F6PoyFtbuB
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) December 9, 2020
IAF in its tweet released on its official Twitter handle said that the uniform Kapoor is wearing is inaccurate and the language used in the clip is ‘inappropriate’. They have asked the makers to withdraw the scenes in the series.
“The IAF uniform in this video is inaccurately donned & the language used is inappropriate. This does not conform to the behavioural norms of those in the Armed Forces of India. The related scenes need to be withdrawn. @NetflixIndia @anuragkashyap72 #AkvsAk,” the tweet read.
The tweet was in response to Kapoor’s tweet that showed a small clip from AK vs AK’. The film is a story of a film director ‘Anurag Kashyap’ who kidnaps the daughter of a popular movie star, Anil Kapoor. The actor is in a desperate search for his daughter Sonam Kapoor.
The movie features a fierce clash between the director and actor. Both of them had engaged in a rash altercation on Sunday on Twitter to promote the movie.
Both the actor, director, and the team of Netflix India have not responded to the criticism as of yet.
This is another controversy surrounding Netflix in India within a few days after outrage on the kissing scene in the temple depicted in the series, Suitable Boy.
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) December 7, 2020
Netflix faced strong calls to boycott in India after the series ‘A Suitable Boy’ depicts a kissing scene between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman in a temple. The controversial scene cames amid the growing Hindu nationalism and religious extremism in India.
The series drew a love connection between Lata and Kabir characters, who are thwarted by history and faith. The story is set in the early 1950s in the wake of bloody sectarian clashes that echoed across the country. The series is an adaptation of the award-winning novel of Indian author Vikram Seth published in 1993.