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
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.
Netflix has published a verse of the Quran in the advertisement of its film NavaRasa in Daily Thanthi newspaper— Raza Academy (@razaacademyho) August 6, 2021
This is an insult to the Quran. We demand strict action against@NetflixIndia#BanNetflix #BanDailyThanthiNews #TahaffuzeQuran
Remember one thing that Quran and Islam are not the sources of entertaining people.— Ahmad Raza ࿐احمدرضا࿐ (@Ahmad_Raza_Q) August 6, 2021
It belongs to our dignity and religious beliefs.
Please don't hurt our religious feelings by doing these kind of things.#TahaffuzeQuran#RemoveNavarasaPoster #BanNetflix pic.twitter.com/ntdQcQsj3Y