The recently-released internet sequence ‘Tandav’ which launched on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video has discovered itself embroiled in a controversy. A prison grievance has been filed earlier than a Delhi courtroom in search of motion towards the OTT platform in addition to the makers of the sequence. Not solely this, however FIR was additionally lodged towards Amazon’s India head of authentic content material, Aparna Purohit, sequence director Ali Abbas, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, author Gaurav Solanki. The present launched on January 15 and featured an ensemble solid together with actors like– Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Gauhar Khan, and Kritika Kamra amongst others.
For these unversed, the sequence confronted expenses of inflaming non secular passions over a scene from the first episode. Here’s every thing it’s best to learn about why the sequence is trending and what is the controversy all about.
Tandav Controversial Scene:
For those that have not watched the sequence, individuals have elevate issues over a scene in the very first episode of the sequence. In the identical, Hindu gods and goddesses have been offered in an “undignified manner” throughout its seventeenth minute and have been seen utilizing foul and filthy language, hurting the non secular sentiments of individuals. The identical featured Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub performing a university play dressed up in the apparel of Hindu deity Shiv.
Not solely this however in the twenty second minute of the identical episode in addition to at a number of locations in different episodes of the sequence, there are a number of dialogues attributable to deities and different characters which have the potential to incite caste anger.
Who raised the objection on Tandav?
BJP MP Manoj Kotak on Sunday stated he has written to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar in search of a ban on Amazon Prime Video’s sequence ‘Tandav’ for ridiculing Hindu deities. “The ministry has taken cognizance of the matter (complaints) and asked Amazon Prime Video to explain,” a supply in the ministry had stated.
Kotak, the MP from Mumbai North-East, stated totally different organizations and people have complained that Hindu gods and goddesses have been ridiculed in the ‘Tandav’ internet sequence. When contacted about the complaints, Amazon Prime Video PR had stated the platform “won’t be responding” on the matter.
What Tandav makers stated?
After loads of fiasco was created, the makers on Monday issued an official assertion and apologized to everybody. The sorry from the complete solid & crew was shared by the director Ali Abbas Zafar on Twitter with a caption studying, “Our sincere apologies.”
The assertion learn, “We have been closely monitoring viewer reactions to the web series ‘Tandav’ and today during a discussion, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting have informed us regarding a large number of grievances and petitions received on various facets of the web series with serious concerns and apprehensions regarding its content hurting the sentiments of the people.”
“The web series ‘Tandav’ is a work of fiction and any resemblance to acts and persons and events is purely coincidental. The cast and crew did not have any intention to offend the sentiments of any individual, caste, community, race, religion or religious beliefs or insult or outrage any institution, political party or person, living or dead. The cast and crew of ‘Tandav’ take cognizance of the concerns expressed by the people and unconditionally apologise if it has unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments.”
Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Kritika Kamra, Sarah Jane Dias, Gauahar Khan, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Shonali Nagrani, Anup Sonii, Neha Hinge, Sandhya Mridul, and Amyra Dastur.
-With PTI inputs