The solid and crew of Amazon Prime Video’s “Tandav”, towards whom police complaints have been filed alleging that some scenes had “insulted Hindu gods and goddesses”, issued an “unconditional” apology Monday night, saying they didn’t intend to offend non secular beliefs or sentiments.
They additionally referred to elements of a disclaimer that’s an business commonplace and mentioned “Tandav” was a “work of fiction” and that “any resemblance to acts and persons and events is purely coincidental”.
“‘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 assertion mentioned.
“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,” it added.
The net collection, which stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, was launched on Friday and shortly triggered outrage over scenes that allegedly disrespect Lord Shiva.
The criticism filed in Uttar Pradesh mentioned that 17 minutes into the primary episode, “people dressed up in a very bad manner to represent Hindu gods and goddesses and have been shown to speak in a very uncalled for language… that hurts religious sentiments”.
In the identical episode there are “conversations that lead to caste conflict, there are similar scenes in many other episode…” the criticism additionally mentioned, alleging that different scenes disrespected the workplace of the Prime Minister and insulted ladies.
BJP leaders – together with Kapil Mishra, who’s accused of constructing incendiary speeches that triggered final 12 months’s Delhi violence – and quite a few Twitter customers have hit out on the collection.
Earlier as we speak a key aide of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warned these named in complaints to “be prepared to pay the price” and referred to police autos – a comment extensively seen as alluding to gangster Vikas Dubey, who was killed in a controversial encounter with UP Police final 12 months.
The key aide additionally took a political swipe and tagged the workplace of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, saying “… hope you will not come to their rescue”.
On Sunday Ram Kadam, a BJP MLA from Maharashtra, filed a police criticism a day after MP Manoj Kotak wrote to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar to demand regulation of OTTs like Prime Video.
The protests have additionally led to a political row, with opposition events lining as much as criticise the BJP. The JDU (the BJP’s Bihar ally) and the Samajwadi Party (within the opposition in UP) have spoken out.
The JDU’s KC Tyagi mentioned politicians couldn’t determine movie content material and identified that famous person Amitabh Bachchan – a recognized supporter of the BJP – had challenged Shiva in his movies.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, in the meantime, accused the BJP of appearing out a “tandav (Shiva’s dance of destruction) on Tandav” to deflect consideration from the farmers’ protest. “Farmers are being dubbed terrorists and the NIA is summoning them. What is all this?” he requested.
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