The actors of Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Tandav’ – which included police complaints that some scenes “insulted Hindu gods and goddesses” – issued an “unconditional” apology on Monday evening, saying they did not intend to offend religious beliefs or feelings.
They also referred to the excerpts of the excerpt which is the industrial standard and said that ‘Tandav’ was “a work of myth” and that “any similarity of actions and people and events is coincidental”.
“‘Tandav’ is a work of myth and any similarity of actions and people and events occurs by chance. The actors and staff did not intend to provoke the feelings of any person, class, society, race, religion or religious beliefs or to insult or offend any institution, political party man, living or dead, “said their statement.
He added saying that the actors and the team members in ‘Tandav’ pay attention to the issues raised by the people and apologize unconditionally if they did not intend to hurt anyone’s feelings.
The apology comes after the I&B Department sought a response from Amazon Prime.
The Tandav makers today during the interview said that the Department of Information and Broadcasting informed through a number of complaints… major concerns and concerns regarding the content are the ones that hurt people’s feelings.
The web series, starring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, was released on Friday and quickly dispelled the anger.
A complaint lodged on Monday morning by a Uttar Pradesh police officer said that within 17 minutes of the first episode, “people were badly dressed to represent Hindu gods and goddesses … who were shown speaking in an unacceptable language … damaging religious sentiments”.
In the same passage there are also the “discussions that lead to genocide …” the complaint also further adds stating that some of the scenes do not respect the office of the Prime Minister and that it also insults women.
BJP leaders – including Maharashtra MP Ram Kadam and Kapil Mishra, accused of making inflammatory speeches that sparked the Delhi riots last year – and several Twitter users have also appeared in the series.
UP Assistant Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath warned those identified by the protesters that they were “ready to pay the price” and referred to police vehicles – a statement well-known as referring to gangster Vikas Dubey, who was killed in an altercation with UP police. last year.
The Prime Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in his province where the MOTO was launched against Netflix for the same reasons, said: “No one has the right to disrespect our gods and goddesses … we need to pay close attention to OTT platforms as they display obscene content.”
The protests also led to political clashes, with opposition parties lined up to criticize the BJP. JDU (BJP’s Bihar ally partner) and Samajwadi Party (opposition party in UP) have spoken.
UKC Tyagi of JDU said politicians could not decide on the content of the film and also pointed out that celebrity Amitabh Bachchan – a well-known BJP fan – was challenging Shiva in his films.
Samajwadi group leader Akhilesh Yadav, meanwhile, accused the BJP of imitating “tandav “ (Shiva dance of destruction) in” Tandav ” to divert attention from the farmers’ protest. Lastly he asked that the Farmers are called terrorists and the NIA is calling them. He asked that what is all this?”