The political drama Tandav found itself embroiled in a controversy. The makers were accused of allegedly ‘hurting religious sentiments’. On Tuesday, Aparna Purohit, the country head of Amazon Prime that streamed controversial web series Tandav recorded her statement at the Hazratganj police station in Mumbai. Purohit got her statement recorded on the directives of the Allahabad High Court. Also Read - 86 Mumbai Cops, Vaze's ex-Colleague, Transferred Days After New Police Chief Replaces Param Bir Singh
A case had been filed by Additional Inspector, Hazratganj, Amarnath Verma, regarding the web series on January 18 against Purohit, Tandav director Ali Abbas, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehar and writer Gaurav Solanki. According to sources, the Lucknow police had prepared a list of about 100 questions for Purohit, who was questioned in a closed room. Her lawyers were also with her. Besides Lucknow, an FIR was registered in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddha Nagar against Purohit and others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. Also Read - Gauahar Khan Booked For Violating Quarantine Rules After Testing Positive For COVID-19
Tandav led to protests across the country over some objectionable scenes. Also Read - UP Gram Panchayat Election 2021: Response Will be Sent to Complainants Before Final Reservation List
After the premiere of the web series starring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Zeeshan Ayyub, certain Hindu organisations and political leaders had objected to certain scenes in the web series and urged that the same should be banned from public viewing. A huge row broke out after a complaint in Uttar Pradesh had objected to ‘people dressed up in a very bad manner to represent Hindu gods and goddesses’. The matter became massive after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warned the makers and others named in the FIR to be ready to ‘pay the price’. However, Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar issued an unconditional apology.
With inputs from IANS!