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Netflix receives backlash for Navarasa advertisement featuring Quran verses

A print ad of Navarasa anthology on a Tamil daily has enraged a section of Muslims, who have called for a ban on Netflix

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Published: 06th August 2021

An advertisement of Mani Ratnam's Netflix anthology Navarasa has enraged many Muslims, who have called for a ban on the streaming giant. Many took to Twitter saying the advertisement is hurting the religious sentiment of Muslims.

The full-page advertisement features actors Siddharth and Parvathy at the backdrop of Quran verses. Raza Academy, an Indian Sunni Muslims organization promoting Islamic beliefs in India, tweeted, "Netflix has published a verse of the Quran in the advertisement of its film NavaRasa in Daily Thanthi newspaper
معاز اللہ This is an insult to the Quran. We demand strict action against Netflix India"

Many such tweets are making the rounds on Twitter with the hashtag #BanNetflix. 

Navarasa, the nine-part anthology, premiered on Netflix today. Directors Karthik Subbaray, Gautham Menon, Bejoy Nambiar, Priyadarshan, and Vasanth have come together for the anthology, which features many notable South Indian stars including Vijay Sethupathi, Suriya, Yogi Babu, and Revathi. 

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