Ali Abbas Zafar’s production Tandav streamed online a few days back and the political drama caught everyone’s attention. A complaint has been filed against the makers of the show as they have hurt religious sentiments for insulting Hindu Gods.
Ali Abbas Zafar shared an apology and a statement on his Twitter account and apologised on behalf of the cast and team. “Tandav’ is a work of fiction, and any resemblance to acts and persons and events is purely coincidental. The cast and crew did not have any intention to offend the sentiments of any individual, caste, community, race, religion, or religious beliefs or insult or outrage any institution, political party or person, living or dead. The cast and crew of ‘Tandav’ take cognizance of the concerns expressed by the people and unconditionally apologize if it has unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments.”
It is further stated in the letter, “Today during a discussion, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting informed (of) a large number of grievances and petitions… serious concerns and apprehensions regarding its content hurting the sentiments of the people.”
Within a few hours of issuing this statement, Ali Abbas Zafar soon tweeted an update saying, ‘We just want to share a quick update with everybody. We are in further engagement with the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to resolve the concerns that have been raised. We value your continued patience and support, and should have a solution shortly.”
We just want to share a quick update with everybody. We are in further engagement with the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to resolve the concerns that have been raised. We value your continued patience and support, and should have a solution shortly. https://t.co/Yp8kogTlvs
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) January 18, 2021
Tandav stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sarah Jane Dias, Zeeshan Qadri and many other talented artistes. The political drama has sparked controversy and looks like the team is surely going to find a solution soon for smooth streaming of the show on Amazon Prime.