Netflix apologises after Sacred Games 2 shows phone number of UAE-based Kerala man

Online streaming platform Netflix issued an apology after the second season of the blockbuster web series Sacred Games showed a phone number which belongs to an Indian man living in Sharjah. 

Kunhabdulla CM, a 37-year-old Keralite who works for a local oil company, has been beseeched with calls after his phone number was flashed as fictional gangster Sulaiman Isa's number in the first episode of the new season of the show, released on August 15.

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Sacred Games
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Sacred Games

Kunhabdulla, who has never heard of the show Sacred Games which stars the likes of Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Sidiqqui, is frustrated with the incessant calls and now wants to cancel his number. 

The number went public in the scene where an undercover Indian agent from Kenya hands a chit to Ganesh Gaitonde (Siddiqui) bearing the number of dreaded gangster Isa. Although the number was not visible on the small piece of paper, the subtitles gave it away.

Netflix has subsequently issued an apology and said that they have removed Kunhabdulla's number from the subtitles.

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