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Amazon Prime web series ignites religious tensions

Amazon Prime Video's series ‘Tandav’ hurts the sentiments of Hindus, igniting religious tensions in India.

 Amazon Prime Video's series ‘Tandav’ has hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus, igniting controversy in India.

A Monday media report said a case was filed against makers of ‘Tandav’ in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly insulting Hindu gods in the web series. 

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s media adviser Shalabh Mani Tripathi shared a copy of the case on Twitter.

“There is no tolerance for playing with people’s sentiments in Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh. A serious case has been registered against the entire team of 'Tandav', which is spreading hate in the guise of cheap web series. Prepare for arrest,” he wrote in Hindi.

‘Tandav’ co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Gauhar Khan and Kritika Kamra. It was premiered on the streaming platform on January 15.

 The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in India has contacted the streamer for an explanation while 'Tandav’’s creator Ali Abbas Zafar apologized after the series received backlashes in India.