The Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Sunday (January 17) issued a notice to Amazon Prime and the makers of the web series Tandav. The political thriller starring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Gauhar Khan and Kritika Kamra, premiered on the streaming platform on Friday (January 15). “The ministry has called executives of the video streaming service and decided to seek an explanation from them over the matter,” an official told Hindustan Times. The development came after several leaders protested against the show for ridiculing Hindu deities. BJP MP Manoj Kotak on Sunday also revealed that he wrote a letter to I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar, seeking a ban on the series. Kotak urged to constitute a regulatory authority for OTT platforms, claiming that programmes telecast on these platforms are full of sex, violence, drugs, abuse, hate and vulgarity. Sometimes, they also hurt religious sentiments, he added. New FIR Filed Against The Makers Of Tandav ANI also reported that a “First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against Amazon Prime’s India head of original content Aparna Purohit at Hazratganj Kotwali in Lucknow in connection with the controversy around the web series… Read full this story
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