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Tandav makers to make changes in web series

Tandav makers to make changes in web series

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MUMBAI: The makers of Amazon Prime Video’s political show Tandav on Tuesday agreed to implement changes to ‘address concerns’, succumbing to the pressure of the chorus for a boycott, multiple first information reports and effigy burning in several parts of the country.

The makers of the show said that they had decided to drop certain scenes from the Amazon Prime web series. In a statement announcing the same, the makers thanked the ministry for its “guidance” on the issue.

'The cast and crew of Tandav have made the decision to implement changes to the web series to address the concerns raised towards the same,' the team said.

The makers behind the nine-episode political thriller said they had 'utmost respect' for the sentiments of the people.

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'We did not intend to hurt or 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... We once again apologize if the series has unintentionally hurt anybody's sentiments,' they said in a brief statement.

At the centre of the row over the show, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and starring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, is a scene with Zeeshan Ayyub, in the role of college student Shiva, playing the Hindu god Mahadev in a theatre production.

The makers tried to defuse the situation by announcing their decision to remove the controversial portion from the show.

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There have been calls for its boycott on social media and from politicians of different states for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments with its depiction of Hindu deities.

In their statement on Monday, the makers had said their show is a work of fiction.

'The cast and crew of Tandav take cognisance of the concerns expressed by the people and unconditionally apologise if it has unintentionally hurt anybody's sentiments,' it said.

Despite their apology, the storm over the web series refused to die down on Tuesday with an FIR being lodged against the makers in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

There have been calls for its boycott on social media and from politicians of different states for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments with its depiction of Hindu deities.

In their statement on Monday, the makers had said their show is a work of fiction.

'The cast and crew of Tandav take cognisance of the concerns expressed by the people and unconditionally apologise if it has unintentionally hurt anybody's sentiments,' it said.

Despite their apology, the storm over the web series refused to die down on Tuesday with an FIR being lodged against the makers in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

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