Tandav makers extends “Unconditional Apology” for hurting Hindu sentiments
The makers of Tandav against whom police complaints have been filed alleging that they have hurt Hindu sentiments issued an apology.
New Delhi: The makers of Tandav against whom police complaints have been filed alleging that they have hurt Hindu sentiments issued an apology.
Director Ali abbas took to Twitter to issue the apology
“We have been closely monitoring viewer reactions to the web series Tandav and today during a discussion, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has informed us regarding a large number of grievances and petitions received on various facets of the web series with serious concerns and apprehensions regarding its content hurting the sentiments of the people.”
Our sincere apologies . pic.twitter.com/Efr9s0kYnl
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) January 18, 2021
“The web series Tandav is a work of fiction and any resemblance to acts and persons and events is purely coincidental. The cast and crew did not have any intention to 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 and crew of Tandav take cognizance of the concerns expressed by the people and unconditionally apologize if it has unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments.”, reads the statement
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has already summoned Amazon Prime Video officials in India in connection with the controversy around the web series with allegations that the political drama hurt religious sentiments.
BJP leader Ram Kadam on Sunday said that he has filed a complaint at Mumbai’s Ghatkopar Police Station against ‘Tandav’. He alleged that the series has hurt the sentiments of Hindus and he would not tolerate this.
An FIR has been registered at Lucknow’s Hazratganj Kotwali against Amazon Prime’s India head of original content Aparna Purohit, director of web series ‘Tandav’ Ali Abbas Zafar, its producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki and others for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.