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Amazon Prime’s Tandav “Hurt Feelings Of Hindus,” Says BJP’s Ram Kadam

Maharashtra BJP’s Ram Kadam filed a police grievance in opposition to Amazon Prime Video’s “Tandav”

Mumbai:

Maharashtra BJP MLA Ram Kadam on Sunday filed a grievance in opposition to the creators, actors and director of Amazon Prime Video’s “Tandav”, alleging the net collection – which stars Saif Ali Khan and Dimple Kapadia – had “insulted Hindu gods and goddesses”.

He referred to scenes he mentioned mocked Lord Shiva and demanded they be deleted and that actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub apologise. Ram Kadam additionally tagged I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar in a tweet and known as for a censor board to overview content material streamed by OTTs like Prime and Netflix.

On Saturday BJP MP Manoj Kotak additionally wrote to Mr Javadekar, asking for regulation of OTTs he mentioned had been “full of sex, violence, drugs, abuse and hate (and) sometimes also hurt sentiments of Hindus…”

“I am going to Ghatkopar Police Station to file an FIR against the creators, actors and director of this web series (who have) hurt the feelings of Hindus (and) desecrated Hindu deities in the Tandava web series,” Ram Kadam tweeted in Hindi this morning.

“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,” he added.

“The (scenes) mocking Shiva have to be removed. Actor Zeeshan Ayub and director Ali Abbas Zafar have to apologise. ‘Tandav’ will be boycotted till necessary changes are made,” Ram Kadam mentioned, including the hashtag “#BanTandavNow”.

Last month Mr Khan was criticised over remarks a few “humane” facet to the character of Raavan in “Adipurush”, a movie scheduled to be launched subsequent yr. He later apologised for his remarks.

“Tandav” has been criticised by BJP leaders and members of the general public for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments. Among these to lash out is Kapil Mishra, a celebration determine accused of creating incendiary speeches that triggered the violence that engulfed Delhi in February final yr.

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“As this day comes to an end… There is still this web series available online spreading massive hate against our dharma and our Gods making hero out of terrorists and making fun of our forces… It’s still up and running,” Kapil Mishra tweeted Saturday.

In his letter to Mr Javadekar, Manoj Kotak (the BJP MP from North East Mumbai) mentioned: “It seems the makers of ‘Tandav’ (are) deliberately mocking Hindu gods and disrespecting Hindu sentiments”

Last month, the centre introduced on-line information portals and content material suppliers like Amazon Prime Video below Mr Javadekar’s ministry. Previously there have been no legal guidelines or panels governing digital content material.

The centre’s transfer got here after the Supreme Court sought its response on a petition to have an autonomous physique regulate content material on OTT, or Over The Top, platforms.

OTT platforms have been incessantly accused of injuring Hindu sentiments up to now few months.

In November a FIR was registered in opposition to Netflix in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district after allegations in opposition to the BBC adaptation of Vikram Seth’s “A Suitable Boy”. The scene that drew the ire of self-styled guardians of Indian tradition confirmed a person and a girl kissing inside in a temple.

With enter from PTI

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