Some of the scenes and dialogues in the web series Tandav that aired on January 15 on Amazon Prime have found themselves mired in controversy.
Despite the makers apologizing for the Amazon Prime web series Tandav, the controversy has not defused. Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra is adamant on removing the series from the platform. Meanwhile, now an FIR has been lodged against the makers of Tandav in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. After the furore, the makers are considering the removal of the disputed scenes from the Tandav.
Some of the scenes and dialogues in the web series that aired on January 15 have found themselves mired in controversy. There are allegations that some of these dialogues are hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindu community and thus are being sought to be removed from the series and ban it on Amazon Prime video app. The protest that started from social media has now reached the streets and politics.
Many leaders from Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have written to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in protest. A police report has also been lodged against the makers in Lucknow. Now it is reported that a police report has been lodged against the makers and artists at Rabupura police station in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. The complainants have alleged that makers of Tandav have disturbed communal harmony, hurt religious sentiments and allegedly tarnished the image of the Uttar Pradesh police.
Meanwhile, director Ali Abbas Zafar indicated that they can remove the disputed scenes from the series to stop the controversy. However, no official announcement has been made yet. Ali hinted at this in one of his tweets. Ali wrote, “We want to share an update with everyone. We are in talks with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to resolve the objections. We appreciate your continued patience and support and will work out a solution soon.”