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Tandav Continues: Now Karni Sena Offers Rs 1 cr For ‘Slitting Tongue’ of Those Insulting Hindu Gods

Tandav controversy: Karni Sena Chief said that the apology is not enough and those who would attack people insulting the Hindu Gods will be rewarded with Rs 1 crore. Read on.

Updated: January 24, 2021 2:19 PM IST

By Entertainment Desk | Edited by Vineeta Kumar

Tandav Continues: Now Karni Sena Offers Rs 1 cr For 'Slitting Tongue' of Those Insulting Hindu Gods
Dimple Kapadia/ Saif Ali Khan and Sunil Grover in Tandav (Photo Courtesy: Amazon Prime Video)

Despite the makers introducing changes to their web-series Tandav, the uproar regarding its content continues to go on. Now, Karni Sena, that has a history of making objections to Bollywood films and shows, said that the apology and changes are not enough.

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In his latest statement, Maharashtra Karni Sena chief Ajay Sengar objected to Tandav’s scenes and mentioned that anyone who would slit the tongue of those insulting Hindu Gods will be given a reward of Rs 1 crore. Sengar added that the behaviour of the makers will not be accepted. “We will give Rs 1 crore reward to anyone who slits tongue of those who insults Hindu gods and goddesses in the web-series,” he said.

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This new objection comes days after the Lucknow FIR against the makers, starcast, and Amazon Prime Video. A police team had also visited Ali Abbas Zafar’s residence in Mumbai to personally handover the notice to him. The FIR was registered at Lucknow’s Hazratganj Kotwali.

Tandav, streaming on Amazon Prime Video, is a political drama featuring Saif Ali Khan as the top politician and Dimple Kapadia in the role of the rival politician. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and Kritika Kamra play college students entering into politics while Sunil Grover essays the role of assistant and personal advisor.

A section of the audience has called out the makers and actors for ‘hurting religious sentiments’ with a few scenes. In an official statement released on Tuesday, Ali apologised for unintentionally causing the uproar and mentioned that the makers didn’t intend to ‘hurt the sentiments’. “We have the utmost respect for the sentiments of the people of our country. We did not intend to hurt or offend the sentiments of any individual, caste, community, race, religion or religious beliefs or insult or outrage any institution, political party or person, living or dead,” he wrote in the statement.

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Published Date: January 24, 2021 1:38 PM IST

Updated Date: January 24, 2021 2:19 PM IST