‘Tandav' row: I&B ministry summons Amazon Prime officials in India, says report

17 Janvier, 2021, 22:40 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • A poster of the web series Tandav | Twitter | @PrimeVideoIN

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has sought a response from Amazon Prime Video keeping in mind the complaint filed against Saif Ali Khan starrer "Tandav".

BJP MLA Ram Kadam holding a protest against the web series "Tandav" in Maharashtra.

BJP's Ram Kadam filed the complaint at Ghatkopar police station in Mumbai for allegedly insulting Hindu Gods. In a statement to the agency, he said, "Strict against should be taken against the actor, director and producer of the web series".

He called on the ministry to immediately form an authority to regulate streaming platforms, and in the meantime called for a ban on the series. Director Ali Abbas Zafar need to remove that scene which mocks Hindu God Shiva. "Sometimes they also hurt the sentiments of Hindu and religious sentiments", he added.

"Tandava will be boycotted until necessary changes are made.#BanTandavNow", he had tweeted.

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Last month Mr Khan was criticised over remarks about a "humane" side to the character of Raavan in "Adipurush", a film scheduled to be released next year.

"OTT Platforms having absolute freedom from censorship has led to repeated attacks on Hindu sentiments which I strongly condemn.spoke to hon.@PrakashJavdekar ji & requested that OTT content be regulated in the interest of integrity of India & we are fast moving in that direction (sic)", he wrote on Twitter on Sunday. Among those to lash out is Kapil Mishra, a party figure accused of making incendiary speeches that triggered the violence that engulfed Delhi in February past year. 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.

"The ministry has taken cognizance of the matter (complaints) and asked Amazon Prime Video to explain", a source in the ministry said. Previously there were no laws or panels governing digital content.

India late a year ago brought streaming platforms under the oversight of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and said it plans to regulate their content.

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