Tandav, the latest web series released on Amazon Prime Video featuring 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 has landed itself in the midst of a lot of troubles and commotions.
Released on January 15, the makers of the web series along with many other heads have criminal complaints filed against them. Presented before a Delhi court a criminal complaint has been filed against the OTT platform as well. FIR has also been filed against Aparna Purohit, Amazon’s India head of original content, Ali Abbas, series director, Himanshu Krishna Mehra, producer, and Gaurav Solanki, the series writer.
Tandav Controversial Scene:
A section of the audience has taken offense over a scene in the first episode of the series and is believed that the show is defaming and insulting the Hindu Gods and Goddesses and mocking the religious sentiments.
Tandav Controversy is stirring around two scenes; one where Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub playing the role of student leader-turned-rising politician Shiva, and the other, featuring Sandhya Mridul and Anup Soni as a couple.
Manoj Kotak, BJP MP on Sunday informed that he has written a formal complaint to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, demanding a ban on the series ‘Tandav’ for jeering the Hindu deities. “Different organizations and individuals have complained that Hindu Gods and Goddesses have been ridiculed in Tandav web series. Comments have been passed about them,” Kotak said.
Reacting to this entire fiasco, the makers of Tandav has issued an official statement and apologized to everyone on Monday.
The official statement from the Cast and Crew of Tandav read We have been closely monitoring viewer reactions to the web series ‘Tandav’ and today during a discussion, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has 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.”