New Delhi: Another FIR filed in Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh against the persons related with ‘Tandav’ web series. It includes the names of film stars Saif Ali Khan, dimple Kapadia & Sunil Grover also.
The FIR was registered at Rabupura Police Station against makers and actors of web series Tandav for inciting communal disharmony, hurting religious sentiments and allegedly showing Uttar Pradesh Police in bad light.
Taking cognisance of the concerns expressed by viewers against his Amazon Prime Video-based show ‘Tandav,’ filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar on Monday extended apologies through an official statement.
Zafar’s debut web-series ‘Tandav’ had been mired in controversy since its release as several viewers said the content hurt religious sentiments. The ‘Sultan’ filmmaker shared the official statement from the “cast and crew of Tandav” on Twitter and wrote “Our sincere apologies” along with it. Through the statement, Zafar shared that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had informed him about a large number of viewers filing petitions against the show.
“Official statement from the Cast & Crew of Tandav. We have been closely monitoring viewer reactions to the web series ‘Tandav’ and today during a discussion,” the statement read.
“The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has informed us regarding a large number of grievances and petitions received on various facets of the web series with serious concerns and apprehensions regarding its content hurting the sentiments of the people,” the statement further read.