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Controversy Around Amazon Prime Web series Tandav Starring Saif Ali Khan. Here’s What We Know So Far!

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Amazon Prime video’s web series “Tandav” starring Saif Ali Khan landed itself in a controversy over allegedly hurting religious sentiments. Some of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders filed a compliant against the political drama, that it has ridiculed the Hindu gods and goddesses. Here’s everything that we have gathered so far!

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1. BJP Member Manoj Kotak wrote a complaint letter to India’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar stating that regulation and censorship action must be taken against OTT platforms.

2. Tandav cast and crew members issued an apology after I&B ministry was urged to seek a response from Amazon.

3. Amazon has not responded for comments on the controversy around the web series Tandav!

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4. Saif Ali Khan singled out by BJP leader Ram Kadam

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BJP leader Ram Kadam has demanded an explanation from Saif Ali Khan, who played the character Samar Pratap Singh in the web series. Kadam asked:

Whenever an actor signs a film or a web series, he’s narrated the script. A seasoned actor like Saif Ali Khan would have clearly known what was the content of the series and yet he agreed to do it. So we have a question for Saif. Why didn’t he say no to such a project where the religious sentiments of Hindus are being hurt? Why didn’t he say such content is inappropriate? So we want to know what is the position of the talented actor in this regard.

5. Ram Kadam has called for nationwide protests to put a ban on the Amazon Prime app and the web series Tandav, also asking for the deletion of allegedly triggering scenes.

6. Security tightened outside Saif Ali Khan’s residence and two of Amazon’s offices following protests and complaints from BJP leaders.

Will have to wait and watch how the story progresses around the controversial web series!

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