Tandav Controversy Updates: Kangana Ranaut Reacts as Outrage Increases

Tandav Controversy LIVE Updates And Latest News: A section of the audience claims that Tandav insults the Hindi Gods and Goddesses, and makes fun of the religious sentiments. The Amazon Prime Video team has been sent legal notices and police complaints are being filed as the outrage grows.

Updated: January 18, 2021 9:57 PM IST

By India.com Entertainment Desk | Edited by Vineeta Kumar

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A scene from Tandav (Photo Courtesy: Amazon Prime Video/ India.com)

Tandav web-series on Amazon Prime Video is receiving a lot of outrage on social media. A section of people thinks that the Ali Abbas Zafar-directed show hurts the religious sentiments in a scene and that’s the reason why many are demanding its ban. On Sunday, the Prakash Javadekar-led Information & Broadcasting ministry summoned the officials of Amazon Prime Video to explain the entire controversy.

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Tandav features Saif Ali Khan as a politician and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in the role of a rising student politician from a popular university. Veteran actor Dimple Kapadia, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Gauahar Khan, Kritika Kamra, Sarah-Jane Deas, and Sunil Grover play other important roles in the show. Here’s how the outrage is shaping up, follow the live updates on the entire Tandav controversy here:

07:30: ‘Tandav’ row: Makers of Amazon Prime series starring Saif Ali Khan apologise after a case filed in UP

6:29: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath shared an open warning to the makers and actors of Tandav. Chief minister’s media advisor Shalabh Mani Tripathi tweeted, “Be prepared to pay the price for hurting religious sentiments… UP Police has left for Mumbai in a vehicle.”

06:11: Kangana Tweets on Tandav controversy. She wrote, “The problem isn’t just the Hindu phobic content, it’s also creatively poor and deprived,atrocious and objectionable on every level hence deliberately placed controversial scenes. Put them in jail not just for criminal intentions but also for torturing the viewer #tandavwebseries.”

02:10 pm – BSP Supremo Mayawati has called for the removal of the ‘objectionable’ scenes in the show. She tweeted on Monday morning, demanding that the scenes that allegedly hurt the religious sentiments and glorify caste-discrimination should be removed.

12:20 pm – Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are moving into their new house which is right next to their existing residential building. Following the entire criticism for the show, security outside Saif-Kareena’s building has been increased.


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11:30 am – BJP leader Kapil Mishra sends notice to Amazon Prime Video demanding Tandav to be removed from the platform. He tweeted on Monday morning informing that he has sent a legal notice to the streaming giant demanding an immediate ban of Tandav.

10:30 am – Tandav Live Updates: On Sunday, another BJP MP – Ram Kadam filed a complaint against the makers and actors of Tandav at Ghatkopar police station in Mumbai.

10:00 am – Tandav Live Updates: As per a report published in the Times of India, Information and Broadcasting Ministry has taken serious notice of the complaints being filed against Amazon Prime Video and Tandav.

09:00 am – Tandav Live Updates: An FIR was registered in Lucknow against the makers and other people associated with Tandav for ‘hurting religious sentiments’. The complaint mentioned that the film allegedly insults Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Head of original content at Amazon Prime Video – Aparna Purohit, has also been named in the FIR.

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Published Date: January 18, 2021 1:04 PM IST

Updated Date: January 18, 2021 9:57 PM IST