Maharashtra BJP MLA Ram Kadam on Sunday filed a criticism towards the creators, actors and director of Amazon Prime Video’s “Tandav”, alleging the net sequence – which stars Saif Ali Khan and Dimple Kapadia – had “insulted Hindu gods and goddesses”. He referred to scenes he mentioned mocked Lord Shiva and demanded they be deleted and that actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub apologise. Ram Kadam additionally tagged I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar in a tweet and known as for a censor board to evaluate content material streamed by OTTs like Prime and Netflix.
On Saturday BJP MP Manoj Kotak additionally wrote to Mr Javadekar, asking for regulation of OTTs that he mentioned had been “filled with intercourse, violence, medicine, abuse, hate and vulgarity (and) generally additionally harm sentiments of Hindus…”
“I’m going to Ghatkopar Police Station to file an FIR towards the creators, actors and director of this net sequence (who’ve) harm the emotions of Hindus (and) desecrated Hindu deities within the Tandava net sequence,” Ram Kadam tweeted in Hindi this morning.
“Why each time in films and net sequence Hindu gods and goddesses are insulted? The most recent instance is ‘Tandav’ (and) Saif Ali Khan is as soon as once more a part of a movie or sequence that has (harm) Hindu sentiments,” he added.
Why is it turning into a pattern amongst movies and net sequence makers to demean Hindu gods? Newest offender appears to be the sequence #Tandav. #SaifAliKhan once more a part of a movie or sequence which makes an attempt to focus on Hindu deities. Director Ali Abbas Zafar must take away that scene which mocks pic.twitter.com/AausBUh2ky
— Ram Kadam – राम कदम (@ramkadam) January 17, 2021
“The (scenes) mocking Shiva should be eliminated. Actor Zeeshan Ayub and director Ali Abbas Zafar should apologise. ‘Tandav’ will probably be boycotted until essential modifications are made,” Ram Kadam mentioned, including the hashtag “#BanTandavNow”.
Final month Mr Khan was criticised over remarks a few “humane” facet to the character of Raavan in “Adipurush”, a movie scheduled to be launched subsequent yr. He later apologised for his remarks.
“Tandav” has been criticised by BJP leaders and members of the general public for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments. Amongst these to lash out is Kapil Mishra, a celebration determine accused of constructing incendiary speeches that triggered the violence that engulfed Delhi in February final yr.
“As this present day involves an finish… There’s nonetheless this net sequence obtainable on-line spreading huge hate towards our dharma and our Gods making hero out of terrorists and making enjoyable of our forces… It is nonetheless up and operating,” Kapil Mishra tweeted Saturday.
As this present day involves an finish,
There’s nonetheless this net sequence obtainable on-line spreading huge hate towards our dharma and our Gods
making hero out of terrorists and making enjoyable of our forces
It is nonetheless up and operating
शुभ रात्रि दोस्तों #BanTandavNow
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) January 16, 2021
In his letter to Mr Javadekar, Manoj Kotak (the BJP MP from North East Mumbai) mentioned: “It appears the makers of ‘Tandav’ (are) intentionally mocking Hindu gods and disrespecting Hindu sentiments”
Final month, the centre introduced on-line information portals and content material suppliers like Amazon Prime Video beneath Mr Javadekar’s ministry. Beforehand there have been no legal guidelines or panels governing digital content material.
The centre’s transfer got here after the Supreme Courtroom sought its response on a petition to have an autonomous physique regulate content material on OTT, or Over The High, platforms.
OTT platforms have been incessantly accused of injuring Hindu sentiments prior to now few months.
In November a FIR was registered towards Netflix in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district after allegations towards the BBC adaptation of Vikram Seth’s “A Appropriate Boy”. The scene that drew the ire of self-styled guardians of Indian tradition confirmed a person and a lady kissing inside in a temple.
With enter from PTI