While the controversy continues to get intense, as per the recent development an FIR has been registered against the makers and the cast of Tandav for outraging the religious feelings of the audience.
The political drama, which has been helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, has been facing a severe backlash for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of people. A section of the society has also been calling for a demand on the series. And The controversy surrounding Saif Ali Khan starrer Tandav doesn’t seem to subside anytime soon.
#Maharashtra: FIR registered against the makers and actors of web series 'Tandav' under sections 153 (A), 295 (A) and 505 (2) IPC at Mumbai's Ghatkopar Police station
— ANI (@ANI) January 20, 2021
To note, this FIR has been registered in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar police station under section sections 153 (A), 295 (A) and 505 (2) IPC. According to ANI, “FIR registered against the makers and actors of web series ‘Tandav’ under sections 153 (A), 295 (A) and 505 (2) IPC at Mumbai’s Ghatkopar Police station”.
To note, this isn’t the first FIR registered against Tandav makers. Earlier, an FIR was registered against the series in Lucknow which specifically named Amazon Prime’s India head of original content Aparna Purohit, director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra and writer Gaurav Solanki among others for hurting religious sentiments.
On the other hand, Ali Abbas Zafar, on behalf of the team of Tandav, has apologised for hurting the religious sentiments of the audience unintentionally. He even issued an official statement stating that his team will be making the relevant changes in the political drama.
“We have utmost respect for the sentiments of the people of our country. We did not intend to hurt or offend the sentiments of any individual, caste, community, race religion or religious beliefs or insult or outrage any institution, political party or person, living or dead”
The cast & crew of Tandav have made the decision to implement changed to the web series to address the concerns raised towards the same. We thank the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for the guidance & support in the matter. We thank the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for the guidance & support in the matter. We once again apologize if the series has unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments,” the statement read.