There is a lot of controversy over the web series ‘Tandava’, starring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Zeeshan Ayub and Sunil Grover. An objection is being raised on a scene in the web series, after which the makers of the web series have apologized. The web series was accused of hurting religious sentiments, Ali Abbas Zafar has spoken about issuing a statement and apologizing unconditionally. In the tweet, what Ali Abbas Zafar has written in the statement released – let’s see.
“We are closely monitoring the audience reactions to the web series ‘Tandava’ and during a discussion today, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting received a large number of complaints and complaints received by us on various aspects of the web series with serious concerns and apprehensions and Have informed about the petitions. Its content has hurt people’s feelings. The web series ‘Tandava’ is a fictional work and its resemblance to any act, persons and events is purely coincidental. We did not intend to hurt the feelings of any person, caste, community, race, religion or religious beliefs or to insult or hurt any institution, political party or person. The cast and crew members of ‘Tandava’ took cognizance of the concerns expressed by the people and apologized unconditionally without hurting anyone’s feelings.
FIR registered in Lucknow Tandav film
Earlier, an FIR was registered against Tandava Webseries at Hazratganj Kotwali in Lucknow. This FIR has been lodged by the Sub Inspector of Hazratganj Kotwali. In this FIR, producer, director and writer of the webseries, including Amazon Prime’s India head Aparna Purohit, have been accused. A case has been registered against them in various sections like spreading malice and spreading unrest in society. Along with this, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has taken cognizance of the complaints against the web series and sought clarification from Amazon Prime Video.
BJP leader Kapil Mishra has sent a legal notice to Amazon Prime Video demanding that the web series ‘Tandava’ be immediately removed from his platform, otherwise criminal action will be initiated against him.
BJP MLA Ramkadam has filed a written complaint against the makers of the web series at Ghatkopar Police Station. He said, “There should be strict action against the producers, directors and actors of the web series.”
Earlier, BJP MP Manoj Kotak wrote a letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, requesting him to ban the web series ‘Tandava’. He said, “It seems that the makers of the Tandava have deliberately insulted Hindu gods and insulted Hindu religious sentiments.”
This 9-episode political drama is written by Gaurav Solanki, in addition to Saif, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Gauhar Khan, Amaira Dastur, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub, Kritika Kamra, Sara Jane Dias, Sandhya Mridul , Anoop Soni, Hiten Tejwani, Paresh Pahuja and Shonali Nagrani among many others.
Meeting on Tandava film controversy took place today
It is being told that there has been a meeting today in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on the Tandava film controversy. The government has already made it clear that the self-regulation code should be made for the film, content, showing the OTT platform. If OTT platforms do not create self-regulation codes for themselves, then the government may consider creating codes. Sources in the ministry say that freedom of expression also entails certain responsibilities. But law and order cannot be allowed to be disturbed in the name of creative freedom.
These are the allegations in the FIR
The FIR states that in the 17th minute of the first episode of the webseries, low-level and vulgar language and commentary have been used regarding Hindu deities. It provokes religious sentiments. Along with this, things which provoke religious sentiments have been said in the 22nd minute. At the same time, Indian Prime Minister has been introduced in this series in an indecent manner. The FIR states that the webseries also contains scenes that degrade castes and humiliate women.