Indian political drama web series Tandav that started streaming on Amazon Prime on January 15, 2021, has hit a controversy. Complaints have been filed against the makers of the show while alleging that the web series has ridiculed the Hindu gods and goddesses. Post a number of complaints and comments, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has on January 17, 2021 asked for an explanation from the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video.
The show hit headlines after a BJP MP Manoj Kotak, wrote a letter to Prakash Javadekar, the Broadcasting Minister and has sought a ban on the series for ridiculing the Hindu deities. The web series Tandav stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Kumud Mishra, Dino Morea, Gauhar Khan, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Kritika Kamra and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub and is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
Sources from the ministry have revealed that the points from the complaints have been taken in to account and have asked Amazon Prime Video for an explanation. Mr. Kotak has added that a number of organizations and individuals have complained that the series has ridiculed the Hindu gods and goddesses. The BJP MP has also raised the concern that there is no law or an autonomous body to govern the digital content and films on such platforms.
Kotak in his letter has also alleged that the makers of Tandav have deliberately tried to mock the Hindu gods and goddesses and has disrespected the Hindu religious sentiments.
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