An Indian man in Sharjah is having restless nights as his mobile phone is continuously ringing with incessant calls around the globe after his number was flashed during the second installment of the hit web series "Sacred Games" on Netflix.
The person is identified as Kunhabdulla CM, a 37-year-old Keralite who works for a nearby oil organization, had his number flashed as a fictional hooligan Sulaiman Isa's number in the very first episode of the new season release on August 15.
"I have been getting incessant calls on my phone throughout the last three days from India, Pakistan, Nepal, the UAE and around the globe. I don't know what's going on," Kunhabdulla told the Gulf News.
"Hearing my mobile ring sends chills down my spine. I want to cancel my number. I want this problem to go away," he said.
Kunhabdulla has never known about "Sacred Games", the hit web series on Netflix featuring award-winning entertainers like Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Khan plays a Sikh cop in the web series while Siddiqui is a Mumbai-based culprit.
"What's Sacred Games? A video game? I work from 8 am to 7 pm. I don't possess the time for such things," Kunhabdulla said.
"I got more than 30 calls today [Sunday] and it's depleting my battery. Over the most recent 60 minutes, I got five calls asking somebody called Isa...Who is Isa? I don't have anything to do with him," he said.
Kunhabdulla's number opened up to the world in the scene where an Indian agent from Kenya hands a chit to Ganesh Gaitonde (Siddiqui) bearing the number of a hooligan Isa.
Despite the fact that the number was not clearly visible on the small paper, the captions gave it away.
Soon after the story was published, Netflix, the American media-administrations supplier and generation organization, kept in touch with the Gulf News, saying that they had evacuated Kunhabdulla's number.
"We apologize for any inconvenience caused. When we were cautioned about the situation, we settled the issue and expelled the mobile number from the captions," Netflix said in an announcement to Gulf News on Monday.