The recently-released internet collection ‘Tandav’ which launched on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video has discovered itself embroiled in an issue. A legal criticism has been filed earlier than a Delhi courtroom searching for motion in opposition to the OTT platform in addition to the makers of the collection. Not solely this, however FIR was additionally lodged in opposition to Amazon’s India head of authentic content material, Aparna Purohit, collection 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 collection confronted costs of inflaming non secular passions over a scene from the primary episode. This is all the things it’s best to learn about why the collection is trending and what’s the controversy all about.
Tandav Controversial Scene:
For many who have not watched the collection, folks have elevate issues over a scene within the very first episode of the collection. In the identical, Hindu gods and goddesses had been offered in an “undignified method” throughout its 17th minute and had 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 within the apparel of Hindu deity Shiv.
Not solely this however within the 22nd minute of the identical episode in addition to at a number of locations in different episodes of the collection, 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 Info and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar searching for a ban on Amazon Prime Video’s collection ‘Tandav’ for ridiculing Hindu deities. “The ministry has taken cognizance of the matter (complaints) and requested Amazon Prime Video to elucidate,” a supply within the ministry had stated.
Kotak, the MP from Mumbai North-East, stated completely different organizations and people have complained that Hindu gods and goddesses have been ridiculed within the ‘Tandav’ internet collection. When contacted in regards to the complaints, Amazon Prime Video PR had stated the platform “will not be responding” on the matter.
What Tandav makers stated?
After plenty of fiasco was created, the makers on Monday issued an official assertion and apologized to everybody. The sorry from the entire solid & crew was shared by the director Ali Abbas Zafar on Twitter with a caption studying, “Our honest apologies.”
The assertion learn, “Now we have been intently monitoring viewer reactions to the net collection ‘Tandav’ and at present throughout a dialogue, the Ministry of Info and Broadcasting have knowledgeable us concerning numerous grievances and petitions obtained on varied sides of the net collection with severe issues and apprehensions concerning its content material hurting the feelings of the folks.”
“The net collection ‘Tandav’ is a piece of fiction and any resemblance to acts and individuals and occasions is only coincidental. The solid and crew didn’t have any intention to offend the feelings of any particular person, caste, neighborhood, race, faith or non secular beliefs or insult or outrage any establishment, political get together or particular person, residing or lifeless. The solid and crew of ‘Tandav’ take cognizance of the issues expressed by the folks and unconditionally apologise if it has unintentionally damage anyone’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