- ‘Tandav’ makers comply with make modifications “to deal with issues”
- The forged, crew supplied an “unconditional apology” on Monday
- Collection triggered protests, FIRs for allegedly insulting Hindu gods
The makers of Amazon Prime collection Tandav have mentioned they are going to make modifications within the content material “to deal with issues”, just a little over 24 hours after a police criticism was filed over hurting spiritual sentiments. Right this moment’s assertion comes after the Tandav forged and crew yesterday supplied an “unconditional apology” following police complaints in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh that alleged some scenes “insulted Hindu gods and goddesses”.
“The forged and crew of Tandav have made the choice to implement modifications to the net collection to deal with the issues raised in direction of the identical… We as soon as once more apologise if the collection has unintentionally damage anyone’s sentiments,” the forged and crew of Tandav mentioned in a press release at present.
“Now we have outmost respect for the emotions of the folks of our nation. We didn’t intend to harm or offend the emotions of any particular person, caste, group, race, faith or spiritual beliefs or insult or outrage any establishment, political celebration or individual, residing or lifeless,” they mentioned.
The net collection, which stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, was launched on Friday. It rapidly triggered protests and drew criticism on social media. The makers of the net collection keep that the show runs with a disclaimer that is normal within the trade, and that Tandav was a “work of fiction” and “any resemblance to acts and individuals and occasions is solely coincidental”.
A criticism filed yesterday by a policeman in Uttar Pradesh mentioned that 17 minutes into the primary episode, he noticed “folks dressed up in a really dangerous method to characterize Hindu gods and goddesses… proven to talk in a really uncalled for language… that hurts spiritual sentiments”.
The makers of Tandav more and more got here underneath criticism after an aide of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warned these named within the police criticism to “be prepared to pay the price“. “Be ready to pay the worth for hurting spiritual sentiments… UP Police has left for Mumbai in a automobile,” Mr Adityanath’s advisor Shalabh Mani Tripathi tweeted in Hindi, alluding to gangster Vikas Dubey, who was killed in an encounter final yr whereas being transported in a police automobile.
The criticism filed with UP Police alleged that in one of many episodes of Tandav, there are “conversations that result in caste battle, there are comparable scenes in lots of different episodes.”
“…The character of the individual occupying the excessive publish of India’s Prime Minister has been proven in a really indecent method. The collection depicts decrease and better castes and scenes that insult girls, and the intent… appears to be to harm spiritual emotions of 1 group and to unfold battle,” the police criticism reads.
In Maharashtra, Saif Ali Khan was singled out by BJP MLA Ram Kadam, who tweeted, “Saif Ali Khan is as soon as once more a part of a movie or collection that has (damage) Hindu sentiments”.
Right this moment, a case was additionally registered in opposition to the director and the author of the net collection in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur.