Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and Dimple Kapadia’s web series ‘Tandav’ is still in controversy over its content and now the Hindu extremist organization Karni Sena has threatened its filmmakers with a violent move.
Karni Sena has announced Rs 10 million for the person who slit the tongue of the filmmakers of the web series ‘Tandav’ for insulting religious sentiments.
Ajay Sengar, head of the Karni Sena in Maharashtra, has announced that a reward of Rs 10 million will be given to a person who cuts the tongue of a person who derogated Hindu goddess in a web series.
Ajay Sengar said that the filmmakers of Tandav have apologized but it is not enough and it will not be accepted.
It is to be noted that Saif Ali Khan, who played the lead role in this web series of Amazon Prime, has been provided extra security after criticism.
It may be recalled that a local official belonging to India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party had threatened to lodge a complaint with the police against the Amazon Prime web series ‘Tandav’ and protest in front of the company’s office in Mumbai.
Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar has created a web series ‘Tandav’ based on Delhi in which the characters are shown schemes related to political power.
The political drama web series was criticized by other BJP lawmakers.
An FIR was also registered against director Ali Abbas Zafar, writer Guru Solanki, Amazon Prime’s head of Indian content Aparna Purohit and Tandav producer Hemanshu Krishna Mehra.
The filmmakers later apologized unconditionally for hurting religious sentiments after BJP leaders accused them of insulting Hindu gods and goddesses.
The filmmakers of Amazon Prime insisted that it was a fiction in which the resemblance to an action, person or event was purely coincidental, and they regretted annoying the audience.
“The purpose of the crew and cast was not to injure or humiliate any individual, caste, community, race, religion or religious beliefs or to provoke any institution, political party or person, living or dead,” the statement said.
“Tandav cast and crew have been made aware of the concerns of the people and we apologize if anyone’s feelings have been inadvertently hurt.”
Ali Abbas Zafar later said that the filmmakers were working with the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to resolve the concerns raised.
“We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation and we need to find a solution as soon as possible,” he said.