Ali Abbas Zafar’s web-series Tandav created huge controversy right after its release. The series features actors Saif Ali Khan, Sunil Grover, Dimple Kapadia, Dino Morea and Anup Soni in lead roles. The entire cast and crew were severely bashed over a scene that allegedly hurt Hindu sentiments.
A legal case was filed against those associated with the show. This included the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video. The scene was removed from the series but the rage amongst people didn’t settle. It was alleged that Amazon has been purposely streaming hateful content against the Hindus.
And now, after too much has been said and done, Amazon has finally issued an apology over the entire controversy. The company released an official statement that reads, “Amazon Prime Video again deeply regrets that viewers considered certain scenes to be objectionable in the recently launched fictional series ‘Tandav’. This was never our intention, and the scenes that were objected to were removed or edited when they were brought to our attention. We respect our viewers’ diverse beliefs and apologize unconditionally to anyone who felt hurt by these scenes. Our teams follow company content evaluation processes, which we acknowledge need to be constantly updated to better serve our audiences. We will continue to develop entertaining content with partners, while complying with the laws of India and respecting the diversity of culture and beliefs of our audiences.”
Meanwhile, Amazon along with the filmmakers are being extra cautious now. That is why the much-awaited show ‘The Family Man 2’ has been postponed, even though the makers clarified that there is nothing offensive in the show.