Amazon Prime Video issues apology for its show 'Tandav'

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Mar 02, 2021, 07:28 PM(IST)

Character posters of 'Tandav' Photograph:( Instagram )

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The streamer said it 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".

Streaming platform Amazon Prime Video released a statement issuing an apology for the show 'Tandav'. The platform said it has already removed scenes found objectionable by viewers.

The statement read, "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."

The political saga, starring Saif Ali Khan and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, attracted huge controversy for a scene depicting a college theatrical program, leading to allegations that the show hurt religious sentiments and multiple FIRs.

The streaming platform further added, "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."

The cast and the crew of the Ali Abbas Zafar-directed series apologised twice. Eventually, the team decided to cut the objectionable portions.

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