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Tandav row: All the controversies that have plagued Saif Ali Khan’s Amazon show

Pressure continues to mount on Tandav perpetrators, who have not been granted exemption from criminal charges against them in many provinces. The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant an application for temporary protection agents.

Many FIRS opponents of the series director, producer, author, actor and head of Amazon India Originals Aparna Purohit, have been deployed in six provinces. The creators of this web series are facing criminal charges for damaging religious feelings and religious insults punishable under sections 153A and 295 of the Indian Penal Code. The bench stated their  right to freedom of expression is limited. They can’t play the role of a character that hurts the emotions of the community.

Tandav, a nine-episode political drama on Amazon Prime Video, was created by Ali Abbas Zafar and stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Gauahar Khan and others. Issued January 15.

Here is a summary of everything that happened in this case:

The state of contention

The root of the controversy is the scene in the first episode of the series. In it, actor Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub plays Lord Shiva in a stage play, and then says, “Azaadi, what is …?” In the same scene, a narrator on stage tells Lord Shiva that he needs to do something to improve his popularity on social media as Lord Ram’s popularity gains. Shiva asks if he should come up with a new display image.


Baratiya MP Janata Manoj Kotak has written to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar seeking a ban on the series on allegations of mockery of Hindu gods. Kotak also said that various organizations and individuals complain that the Hindu Gods and

MP Ram Kadam in Maharashtra wrote on Twitter demanding the removal of a section that allegedly mocked King Shiva and apologized to actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. “Tandava will go on strike until the necessary changes are made. # BanTandavNow,” he said on Twitter. “Just as there is a program to test the reviews of films and drama series, the same program should be done to update the series on the OTT platform. He writes to @PrakashJavdekar ji,” he wrote on Twitter in Hindi.

BJP leader Kapil Mishra alleged that Tandav was “fighting against Dalit and full of Hindu social hatred”. He also asked people in the same tweet to write to Prakash Javadekar requesting a ban on the web series.

Former UP Prime Minister Mayawati wrote in a tweet that in order to achieve ‘peace and harmony’ this unpopular event must be removed from the series.


Police were seen standing outside the home of Saif and Kareena Kapoor in Mumbai.

The I&B department sought an explanation from Amazon Prime after an argument broke out. “The department called the management of the video broadcaster and decided to seek an explanation from them,” the official said.

Tandav row: All the controversies that have plagued Saif Ali Khan's Amazon show
Tandav row: All the controversies that have plagued Saif Ali Khan’s Amazon show

Amazon Prime Video officials have told PTI that the forum “will not” respond “to media queries on the matter.

The FIR has been registered against Aparna Purohit, founder Ali, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki and others at the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, said Central police commissioner Somat Barma.

In Madhya Pradesh, a MOTO was filed against the makers in a lesser-known religious garment.


“We are very sorry,” Ali wrote on social media on Monday, on behalf of the actors and staff. He also said that they have been monitoring the response of viewers to the Tandav webinar and today during the interview, the Department of Information and Broadcasting has informed them of a number of complaints and complaints received from various web sites with serious concerns and concerns about its content.

It went on to say, “The Tandav web site is a work of fiction and any similarities of actions and people and events are coincidental. The actors and actors have no intention of offending the feelings of any person, class, society, race, religion. Or religious beliefs political party or person, living or dead. Tandav actors and staff ignore the grievances raised by people and apologize unconditionally if it does not hurt anyone’s feelings. “

Action taken

Ali issued another statement following an apology, announcing that the actors and staff had decided to ‘make a change’.

“We have a deep respect for the feelings of the people of our country. We did not intend to harm or offend the feelings of any person, class, community, race, religion or religious beliefs or to insult or offend any institution, political party or individual, living or dead. The actors and staff of Tandav have decided to implement a change in the web series to address similarly raised complaints. We thank the Department of Information and Broadcasting for guidance and support in this regard. We also apologize if the series has offended anyone’s feelings unintentionally, ”we read in the statement.

Many controversial scenes were changed. College playground removed. Viewers now see Zeeshan enter the stage as Mahadev amidst the audience’s excitement and scene and suddenly switch to the police who enter the campus to arrest the student.

There has also been a discussion of Prime Minister Devki Nandan Singh, played by Tigmanshu Dhulia, insulting Dalit leader Kailash Kumar, suspended by Annup Sonii. There have also been some changes in the series. The dialogue identifying the stage between the character of Soni and the character of Sandhya Mridul Sandhya is summarized.

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