BJP MLAs write to Prakash Javadekar alleging the sequence exhibits Hindu deities in poor gentle.
Taking cognizance of complaints that Hindu gods and goddesses have been ridiculed in net sequence Tandav, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Sunday sought an explanation from streaming platform Amazon Prime Video on the difficulty, sources mentioned.
The growth got here after BJP MP Manoj Kotak on Sunday mentioned he has written to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar in search of a ban on Amazon Prime Video’s sequence Tandav for ridiculing Hindu deities.
Tandav, starring actors Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Gauhar Khan and Kritika Kamra, premiered on the streaming platform on Friday.
Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar has created, directed and produced the political drama with Himanshu Kishan Mehra and it’s written by Gaurav Solanki, finest identified for Article 15.
“The Ministry has taken cognizance of the matter (complaints) and requested Amazon Prime Video to elucidate,” a supply within the ministry mentioned.
Mr. Kotak, the MP from Mumbai North-East, alleged that makes an attempt are sometimes made on such platforms to not present Hindu deities in good gentle.
He mentioned completely different organisations and people have complained that Hindu gods and goddesses have been ridiculed in Tandav net sequence.
“Hence, we have now made a requirement to Javadekar ji and have written to him to ban the net sequence instantly. The actors, producers and administrators ought to apologise for hurting sentiments,” he added.
Sharing the image of his letter to Mr. Javadekar on Twitter, Mr. Kotak mentioned as there isn’t a regulation or autonomous physique governing digital content material and movies on such platforms are stuffed with intercourse, violence, medicine, abuse, hate and vulgarity.
“Sometimes, additionally they harm spiritual sentiments,” he added.
It appears that makers of Tandav have intentionally mocked Hindu gods and disrespected Hindu spiritual sentiments, he mentioned within the letter dated January 16.
Another politician, Ram Kadam, a BJP MLA from Ghatkopar West, additionally requested the director to take away the portion of the net sequence wherein Lord Shiva is allegedly ridiculed.
The legislator mentioned he has filed a criticism on this connection on the suburban Ghatkopar police station.
When contacted in regards to the complaints, Amazon Prime Video PR mentioned the platform “will not be responding” on the matter.
The authorities not too long ago introduced OTT platforms reminiscent of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar, moreover different on-line information and present affairs content material, underneath the ambit of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, giving it powers to manage insurance policies and guidelines for the digital house.