Saif Ali Khan starrer Tandav web series has been in the headline soon after its release. Several MLA’s of BJP has claimed that the dark political drama series has allegedly hurt the religious sentiments of people. In connection with the same a team of Uttar Pradesh Police reached Mumbai on Wednesday to question the makers of the web series ‘Tandav’.
Reportedly, multiple complaints have been filed against well-known director of Bollywood Ali Abbas Zafar, Amazon Prime’s India head Aparna Purohit, producer Himanshu Kishan Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki and actors for hurting religious sentiments for its depiction of Hindu deities.
According to an official, the U.P. Police team is likely to record statements of the makers and cast and crew of the Amazon Prime Video’s series. All the officers had Mumbai in the morning and visited the office of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detection-1) in suburban Andheri for assistance.
Two members of the U.P. Police team also visited the Mumbai Police headquarters in south Mumbai in the afternoon. While at the Mumbai Police headquarters, the U.P. Police personnel said they are getting cooperation from their counterparts here and “there is no issue about it”.
At least three FIRs have been lodged against the makers and artists of Tandav in Uttar Pradesh – at Lucknow, Greater Noida and Shahjahanpur.
Reportedly, on Tuesday the makers have announced to remove the controversial portion from the show.
In their second apology statement in two days, the show’s team also thanked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for its “guidance & support” in the matter.
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Tandav a nine-episode political thriller starring Bollywood A-listers Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Gauhar Khan and Kriti Kamara started streaming on Amazon prime from January 15, 2021.