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Mira Nair and A Suitable Boy gets notice from Shia Personal Law Board over a scene

Mira Nair and Netflix have received a complaint from the Shia Personal Law Board over a scene from A Suitable Boy which is claimed to be hurting religious sentiments.

Akshay Krishna
Nov 10, 2021
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Mira Nair’s web series on Netflix, A Suitable Boy, has gotten into trouble after the Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) sent a legal notice to the makers of the series. 

The AISPLB claims that a particular scene in the show was kept to hurt religious sentiments intentionally. 

The scene in question is from the fourth episode of season one of the show, where a 'tazia' (replica of Imam Husain's mausoleum) is shown falling to the ground.

The AISPLB has sent the letter to Mira Nair as well as Netflix and wants the scene taken down from the show. They have also asked the makers to make a public apology regarding this.

This is not the first time Nair’s A Suitable Boy has run into similar trouble. The series ran into a controversy when a few leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused the show of hurting religious sentiments. 

A Suitable Boy, which is written by Andrew Davies and is directed by Nair is an adaptation of Vikram Seth's 1993 novel of the same name. 

The show which started streaming on Netflix on 23 October 2020 tells the tale of four families in a newly independent India, and Rupa Mehra’s (Mahira Kakkar) search for a suitable suitor for her daughter. 

The show stars Ishaan Khatter, Tanya Maniktala, Rasika Dugal, Tabu, Mahira Kakkar and Vivaan Shah among others.


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