MUMBAI: Amid the growing demands for a ban on the newly released webseries, Tandav by netizens, security has been beefed up outside Tandav's lead actor Saif Ali Khan's home in Mumbai. The show has been directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and created a lot of buzz amongst viewers.
Despite using a pure fiction, things have now turned upside down for the team. BJP MLA Ram Kadam has filed a complaint alleging "disrespecting Hindu gods".
According to various reports, BJP MLA Ram Kadam on Sunday moved Ghatkopar Police Station here and lodged a complaint against the makers of web series.
Meanwhile, BJP MP Manoj Kotak wrote to Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, requesting him to ban Tandav.
Justifying the ban, Kotak said, "It seems that makers of Tandav have deliberately mocked Hindu Gods and disrespected Hindu religious sentiments." In his letter to Javdekar, Kotak also wrote that shows on OTT are "full of sex, violence, drugs, abuse and hate (and) sometimes also hurt sentiments of Hindus."
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Earlier in the day, paparazzis noticed a police van outside the actor’s house.
Meanwhile, on Saturday and Sunday, several trends like 'Ban Tandav Now' and '#BoycottBollywood' were doing the rounds on Twitter as netizens expressed their displeasure over the show. One can even see the IMDB rating of Tandav drop down to 3.4 amid the controversy.
On the personal front, Saif Ali Khan is looking forward to move to his new house. He is also readying up for welcoming the second baby with wife and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan.
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