BJP leader Ram Kadam with workers protest against Amazon Prime over its show ‘Tandav’ allegedly hurting religious sentiments, in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI)
NEW DELHI :
THE Information and Broadcasting Ministry has summoned Amazon Prime Video officials in India in connection with the controversy around the web series ‘Tandav’, sources said on Monday. This comes after two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders alleged that the Saif Ali Khan-starrer web series ‘Tandav’ hurts Hindu religious sentiments.
BJP leader Ram Kadam on Sunday said that he has filed a complaint at Mumbai’s Ghatkopar Police Station against ‘Tandav’. He alleged that the series has hurt the sentiments of Hindus and he would not tolerate this. Kadam said, “I have decided to write a letter to Union Minister Prakash Javdekar regarding this issue and will also mention that all the Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms must be brought under censorship.”
When asked which part of the series he objects to, Kadam said, “One of the actors has used Lord Shiva’s Trishul and Damru in an objectionable manner which has hurt the sentiments of Hindus.” “Strict against should be taken against the actor, director and producer of the web series,” he said.