Indian serial on Buddha causes outrage in Nepal. A teleserial on Lord Buddha aired by Zee TV was reason for quite an outrage in our neighboring country. The serial projected that Buddha was born in India and there was an outrage in Nepal regarding the same. In fact Nepal Cable TV Association banned telecast of the series to the Nepal households.
Ever since the serial episode that showed the claims of Buddha’s birth in India, Nepal youth took to streets and protested on the serial makers and also India. Social media including Facebook and Twitter were witness to their ire and anguish. The Indian embassy clarified and tried to calm our neighbors saying on its facebook page: Our objective through this page is to establish goodwill between our two countries. Adding: India cannot progress without the progress of Nepal and wishes every prosperity for the people of Nepal.
After the issue attracted huge criticism, actor Kabir Bedi, who’s playing the lead role, apologized on Twitter: Yes, my friends, I mis-spoke. Forgive me. Lord Buddha was certainly born in Lumbini, Nepal. My apologies to all whose feelings were hurt.