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Tandav row: Two scenes axed as fresh FIRs are filed, here are details of cuts

At least two scenes had been faraway from the controversial internet sequence Tandav, which discovered itself in additional bother on Wednesday with fresh FIRs towards its makers, this time in Madhya Pradesh and one other in Maharashtra.

A scene of a play and a dialog between two key characters had been snipped from the primary episode, Tanashah, a day after the cast and crew of the nine-part political saga on Amazon Prime Video as soon as once more apologised and stated they’d determined to implement modifications to deal with the issues raised.

At the centre of the row over the present, which has hit the nationwide headlines with requires boycotts, FIRs and protests over its alleged depiction of Hindu deities, was a scene with Zeeshan Ayyub within the function of faculty pupil Shiva, taking part in the Hindu god Mahadeva (one other title for Lord Shiva) in a play. A dialog between Lord Shiva and Narad Muni within the theatre manufacturing raised hackles.

Also learn: Tandav row: UP Police reaches Mumbai to analyze case

That scene has been eliminated. Viewers now see Zeeshan’s entry on stage as Mahadev amid cheers from the viewers and the scene then abruptly shifts to police getting into the campus to arrest a pupil.

Also gone is a dialog depicting prime minister Devki Nandan Singh, performed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, insulting Dalit chief Kailash Kumar, enacted by Anup Soni. There have been different modifications within the sequence as nicely. A dialogue referencing caste between Soni’s character and Sandhya Mridul’s Sandhya has been shortened.

A four-member crew of Uttar Pradesh Police, the place three FIRs have been filed, additionally arrived in Mumbai within the morning to conduct a probe right into a case registered in Lucknow.

The crew is more likely to document statements of the makers and cast and crew of the present, which has been accused of hurting spiritual sentiments for its depiction of Hindu deities.

In an announcement on behalf of the cast and crew of the sequence, the makers on Monday had apologised if they’d “unintentionally” damage anybody’s sentiments with their fictional present. They adopted it up on Tuesday with one other apology assertion, thanking the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for its “guidance & support” within the matter. “

Also learn: Tandav evaluation: Saif Ali Khan’s foolish Amazon present has the subtlety of a lathi to the kneecap

The authorities not too long ago introduced OTT platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar, in addition to different on-line information and present affairs content material, below the ambit of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, giving it powers to control insurance policies and guidelines for the digital area.

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