Police Stationed Outside Actor Saif Ali Khan’s Home Amid ‘Tandav’ Controversy

Mumbai: Police personnel were spotted stationed outside Saif Ali Khan’s home in Mumbai on Sunday amid mounting controversy around his show, ‘Tandav’ on Amazon Prime Video, Hindustan Times (HT) reported.

Several leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have called for a ban on ‘Tandav’ for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus. The party’s MLA Ram Kadam in Maharashtra on lodged a complaint against the makers of web series at Ghatkopar police station in Mumbai on Sunday.

Saif and his family have also bought a new house near the old one. Multiple members of their staff were also seen moving household articles such as carpets and toys out of the old house and into the new one on Sunday amid the police’s presence.
Kadam had tweeted demanding the removal of the part mocking Lord Shiva and an apology from actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. “Tandava will be boycotted until necessary changes are made. #BanTandavNow,” he had tweeted. “Just as there is a system of censors for reviewing films and serials, a similar arrangement should be made to review series on the OTT platform. Writing to @PrakashJavdekar ji,” he also tweeted in Hindi.


BJP leader Kapil Mishra alleged that Tandav is “anti Dalit and full of communal hatred against Hindus”. He also requested people in the same tweet to write to Prakash Javadekar appealing for a ban on the web series, the report added.

In another development on Monday, Amazon Prime faced criminal action with the Uttar Pradesh police filing a case against the makers and the streaming service over alleged insult to Hindu gods and a top aide warning of arrests, NDTV reported.

About Tandav

Tandav is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and also stars Sunil Grover, Dimple Kapadia, Gauhar Khan, Kritika Kamra and others. There has been trouble for the show right from the day of its release with critics also giving it a lukewarm response.

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