The OTT behemoth Netflix got into trouble with the Middle East again. Previously, they dismayed the Middle East audience with Jinn series and now they are accountable for displaying a mobile number of a Sharjah-based Indian expat in one of their most popular shows, Sacred Games 2. The expat is originally based out of Kerala, India and his name is Kunhabdulla CM.
“I have been getting incessant calls on my phone for the last three days from India, Pakistan, Nepal, the UAE and around the world. I don’t know what is happening. Hearing my phone ring sends shivers down my spine. I want to cancel my number. I want this problem to go away,” said Kunhabdulla CMGulf News
The drama series displays the phone number as a belonging to one of the fictional gangsters ‘Sulaiman Isa’ in an episode dated 15th August. And from there on, unwanted calls started hitting Kunhabulla’s phone.
Netflix has now removed the number from the episode and apologised to Kunhabulla.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused. As soon as we were alerted to the situation, we resolved the issue and removed the phone number from the subtitles.” Netflix said in a statement to Gulf News.