No right to be offended by kissing scene if rape in a temple didn't boil your blood: Swara Bhasker

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Reacting to the controversy surrounding the Netflix web series A Suitable Boy, which showed kissing scenes purportedly on the campus of a temple, Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker said if the gangrape of an eight year old girl in Kathua inside a temple did nor make your blood boil, you have no right to offended about the kiss in a temple.

Taking to Twitter, the actor wrote: “If the actual #Kathua gangrape of an 8 year old child inside a temple didn’t make your blood boil and soul shrivel; you have no right to be offended about a fictionalised depiction of a kiss in a temple.”

The eight-year-old girl, who was kidnapped in January 2018, was allegedly raped in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir after having been kept sedated for four days before she was bludgeoned to death.

Recently, an FIR was registered in Madhya Pradesh on Monday against two executives of Netflix for allegedly hurting religious sentiments because of the kissing scene on the campus of a temple. In a complaint filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national secretary Gaurav Tiwari an apology was sought from Netflix and the makers of the series, and removal of "objectionable scenes", which he stated were also "encouraging love jihad".

The six-part Netflix series has been directed by renowned filmmaker Mira Nair, who is known for her critically-acclaimed films such as Salaam Bombay, Monsoon Wedding and The Namesake.

(With PTI inputs)