Bhartiya Janta party (BJP) MLA Ram Kadam who has recently been in the news over political row with the ruling party of the state Shiv Sena has stir another controversy on Sunday after lodging a police complaint against Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and his recent release web series Tandav for allegedly hurting Hindu religious sentiments.
The BJP leader said that he has filed a complaint at Mumbai’s Ghatkopar Police Station against Saif Ali Khan’s latest web series ‘Tandav’. He alleged that the series has hurt the sentiments of Hindus and he would not tolerate this.
“Why every time in movies and web series Hindu gods and goddesses are insulted? The latest example is ‘Tandav’ (and) Saif Ali Khan is once again part of a film or series that has (hurt) Hindu sentiments,” tweeted Kadam.
Why is it becoming a trend amongst films and web series makers to demean Hindu gods? Latest culprit seems to be the series #Tandav. #SaifAliKhan again part of a film or series which attempts to target Hindu deities. Director Ali Abbas Zafar needs to remove that scene which mocks pic.twitter.com/AausBUh2ky
— Ram Kadam – राम कदम (@ramkadam) January 17, 2021
While speaking to reporters Kadam said, “I have decided to write a letter to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar regarding this issue and will also mention that all the Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms must be brought under censorship.”
When asked which part of the series he objects to, Kadam said, “One of the actors has used Lord Shiva’s Trishul and Damru in an objectionable manner which has hurt the sentiments of Hindus.”
“Strict against should be taken against the actor, director and producer of the web series,” the MLA added.
Maharashtra: BJP MP Manoj Kotak writes to Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, requesting him to ban web series 'Tandav'.
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2021
The politician even staged a protest with a group of people, calling for a boycott of the series.
Besides Kadam other BJP leaders also demanded to ban the series for hurting the sentiments of Hindus.
Manoj Kotak, a BJP leader has written a letter to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The letter mentioned, “It seems that the makers of Tandav have mocked Hindu gods and disrespected Hindu religious sentiments. I urge the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to ban Tandav for the meantime.”
The web series “Tandav” which is based on a dark story about Indian politics, released on the online platforms Amazon prime on January 15 got mixed reviews from the audience. It’s been also reported that several Twitterati has expressed their displeasure over the show and asked to boycott Tandav.
Meanwhile, that security has beefed up outside Saif Ali Khan’s home in Mumbai. On Sunday, the paparazzi snapped a police van outside the main gate of Saif’s old residence.