Amazon Prime’s latest web series Tandav has stirred a controversy for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
An FIR has been filed at Lucknow’s Hazratganj Kotwali by a sub-inspector posted at the same station against the OTT platform’s head of original content Aparna Purohit, director of Tandav Ali Abbas Zafar, its producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki and others for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
This comes after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Sunday sought an explanation from Amazon Prime Video about the Saif Ali Khan-starred web series.
Earlier on Sunday, #BanTandavNow and #BoycottTandav was trending on Twitter for deliberately sowing seeds of divisions among various sects of Hindu society, and hurt sentiments by mocking Hindu gods.
BJP leader Manoj Kotak has also written to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, urging the ministry to ban Tandav. Maharashtra BJP MLA Ram Kadam had said that he had filed a complaint at Mumbai’s Ghatkopar Police Station against the web series.
Tandav, starring actors Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Gauhar Khan and Kritika Kamra, premiered on Amazon Prime Video on Friday.