#BanNetflix has become the most common hashtag in India whenever a happening web series streams on the platform. The same happened with the anthology series ‘Navarasa’ released on Friday. The much-awaited nine stand-alone episodes featuring some of the biggest names in South cinema drew the nation’s attention with a creative trailer.
Produced by director Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan, the show received praises from the audience while many related hashtags trended on social media. However, a section of the audience took to a hashtag expressed their displeasure over Netflix’s advertisement in a leading Tamil daily.
Netflix has published a verse of the Quran in the advertisement of its film NavaRasa in Daily Thanthi newspaper
This is an insult to the Quran. We demand strict action against@NetflixIndia#BanNetflix #BanDailyThanthiNews #TahaffuzeQuran
— Raza Academy (@razaacademyho) August 6, 2021
A promotional poster which was published in the newspaper Daily Thanthi welcomed the wrath of Islamists online over featuring verses from the Quran. One of the Islamist organizations, Raza Academy has demanded strict action against the platform.
While the show producers are yet to respond on the issue, several users called the act an ‘insult to the Quran’ and asked for action against the streaming service using the hashtag #BanNetflix.