Supreme Court has issued notices to makers of Mirzapur and Amazon Prime Video on a petition by a Mirzapur resident against the OTT series. While the petitioner’s lawyer said the case might have been infructuous now, the CJI-led bench admitted the PIL for a hearing, says the report. There have been many objections by the residents of Mirzapur and political leaders for allegedly showing the district in a bad light. Also Read - After Tandav Row, FIR Filed Against Amazon Prime's Mirzapur For 'Hurting Religious Sentiments'
The show is set in the district that’s ruled by a fictional character Akhandanan Tripathi aka Kaleena Bhaiya who’s a noted gangster. The characters in the story fight to be the ‘king of Mirzapur’ as the story progresses and it’s established how Kaleen Bhaiyaa is involved in arms trafficking and smuggling of drugs. Sharing the information about the notice, the news agency ANI tweeted, “Supreme Court issues notice to makers and producers of web series ‘Mirzapur’ and Amazon Prime Video, on a petition complaining about the portrayal of Mirzapur district, UP in a bad light in the web series. SC seeks response from the OTT platform and series makers” (sic) Also Read - Hina Khan in Mirzapur: Actor Wants to do a UP-Based Role With 'No Fashion' And 'Typical Accent'
Mirzapur features Pankaj Tripathi in the role of the leading gangster while he’s challenged by Guddu Bhaiya, played by Ali Fazal. Divyenndu Sharma is seen in the role of Munna Bhaiya while Rasika Dugal is seen as Beena Tripathi. Shweta Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Rajesh Tailang among others play important roles in the show.
Mirzapur is one of the best known Indian series streaming on Amazon Prime Video. After the success of the first two seasons, the streaming platform has cleared the show for its season 3 as well. The Supreme Court’s notice to the show’s makers comes amid the entire controversy around Amazon’s another show titled Tandav that has allegedly ‘hurt the religious sentiments’ of a section of the audience.
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