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Taandav Amazon Prime Video controvery :overview

A controversy erupted within a week after ‘Tandav’ was released on Amazon Prime Video. Police is deployed outside actor Saif Ali Khan’s Mumbai house after many Bharatiya Janata Party leaders levelled accusations against the show.

BJP MLA Ram Kadam filed a complaint with the police while tweeting that the show must remove scenes which insult Hindu god Shiv. His Bjp party colleague Manoj Kotak asked the government to ban ‘Tandav’ and also start regulating OTT content. BJP’s Kapil Mishra claimed that the show is anti-Dalit and fans Hindu-Muslim tension. Watch the full video for more.

Taking notification of complaints that Hindu gods and goddesses have been ridiculed in web series ‘Tandav’, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Sunday sought an explanation from streaming platform Amazon Prime Video on the issue, sources said.

The development came after BJP MP Manoj Kotak on Sunday said he has written to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar seeking a ban on Amazon Prime Video’s series ‘Tandav’ for ridiculing Hindu deities.

‘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 the streaming platform on Friday.

Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar has created, directed and produced the political drama with Himanshu Kishan Mehra and it is written by Gaurav Solanki, best known for ‘Article 15’.

“The ministry has taken cognizance of the matter (complaints) and asked Amazon Prime Video to explain,” a source in the ministry said . Kotak, the MP from Mumbai North-East, alleged that attempts are often made on such platforms to not show Hindu deities in good light.

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He said different organisations and individuals have complained that Hindu gods and goddesses have been ridiculed in ‘Tandav’ web series.