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Tandava Web Series Controversy: Amgen India apologizes unconditionally, series accused of insulting Hindu Gods and Goddesses

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Tandava Web Series Controversy: Amgen India apologizes unconditionally, series accused of insulting Hindu Gods and Goddesses Funny Jokes

In many parts of the country including Mumbai, Lucknow, cases have been filed against the makers, directors and broadcasters, including the web series.  - Dainik Bhaskar

In many parts of the country including Mumbai, Lucknow, cases have been filed against the makers, directors and broadcasters, including the web series.

The broadcast company of web series ‘Tandava’ i.e. Amazon Prime has unconditionally apologized in the insult case of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. In many parts of the country including Mumbai, Lucknow, cases have been filed against the makers, directors and broadcasters, including the web series. An FIR has been registered at Ghatkopar Police Station in Mumbai under Section 153 (A) 295 (A) 505 of the IPC.

Amazon Prime Video has released an apology saying

  • Amazon Prime Video is extremely sorry that viewers found some of the scenes in the recently launched fictional series Tandava objectionable. It was not our goal to offend anyone’s feelings and upon being made aware of it, those objectionable scenes were either deleted or edited.
  • We respect the diverse beliefs of our audience and offer unrestricted apologies to those who have been hurt. Our teams emulate the company’s subject evaluation methods, and we believe that modernization of these methods is necessary from time to time to better serve the audience.
  • We are committed to further developing entertaining themes with our partners, complying with Indian laws and respecting the culture and beliefs of our audience.

High court refused to give bail to India head
The Allahabad High Court had refused to grant anticipatory bail to India’s chief Aparna Purohit of Amazon Sellers Service Private Limited, which showcased the Tandava web series. Section 153 (a) (1) (B), 295-A, 505 (1) (B) 505 (2) of Indian Penal Code by Aparna Purohit and Section 66 and 67 of the Information Technology Act and Section of SC / ST Act. A petition for anticipatory bail was filed under 3 (1) (r).

This is the charge against the series
In the FIR lodged against six other co-accused including Aparna, it was alleged that a web series is being shown on the online movie OTT platform Amazon Prime Video which contains objectionable content. The web series is being shown on Amazon Prime Video as a paid movie through Head of India Originals, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. The film adversely affects the image of the Uttar Pradesh Police. In it, two actors are shown drinking alcohol and abusing and riding a Dial 100 police vehicle. It does not depict Hindu gods and goddesses with the intention of inciting communal sentiments.

It was further stated in the charge that the post of the Prime Minister has been depicted in ‘Tandava’ series in such a way that it could adversely affect the democratic system of the country as well as things related to caste and community were deliberately done in this way So that it can affect public peace. Due to all these issues an FIR has been lodged against the producer / director, actor / actresses of this movie series.

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