Tandav row: SC refuses to grant interim protection to makers of Saif Ali Khan starrer web series from arrest

Updated on Jan 29, 2021 12:15 PM IST  |  1.1M
   
Tandav row: SC refuses to grant interim protection to makers of Saif Ali Khan starrer web series from arrest
Tandav row: SC refuses to grant interim protection to makers of Saif Ali Khan starrer web series from arrest
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Saif Ali Khan starrer Tandav has been mired with controversy ever since it was released on the digital platform on January 15, 2021. Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the political drama has been receiving a lot of criticism for hurting religious sentiments and also showing Uttar Pradesh Police in poor light. In fact, around three FIRs have also been registered against the makers and cast of the political drama along with the Amazon Prime head Aparna Purohit. And while the team had file petitions against the complaints, the Supreme Court has refused to grant them protection from arrest on the charges of hurting religious sentiments.

While hearing three separate petitions seeking quashing of the criminal complaint against director Ali Abbas Zafar and the team, the bench had reportedly stated, "Your right to freedom of speech is not absolute. You cannot play the role of a character that hurts the sentiments of a community". To note, FIRs have been filed against Tandav team in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. According to media reports, while the apex court has issued a notice for clubbing multiple FIRs against them in various states. Besides, the court has also issued notice to UP, MP and Karnataka government seeking their response on pleas for quashing FIRs against the makers.

Meanwhile, Ali Abbas Zafar had issued an official statement on behalf of his team and apologised for hurting religious sentiments. Besides, he also released another statement clarifying that the team is willing to maker relevant changes in the political drama.

Also Read: Tandav: Two scenes removed & a conversation trimmed from political drama amid controversy

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Comments
Anonymous : lol, biggest democracy in the world... freedom of expression and creation but--- lol what a joke!
REPLY 3 8 months ago
Anonymous : Congrats saif. You have become a serial offender of hindus and Indians everywhere. You can offend some people some time but mot all the people all the time.
REPLY 4 8 months ago
Anonymous : Sorry i meant you can con and hoodwink some people sometime but not all the people all the time.
REPLY 0 8 months ago
Anonymous : Try doing this crap to the religion which these actors and director belongs to and no need of even Supreme court see what happened in France
REPLY 12 8 months ago
Anonymous : Good now go make such shows on other religions LOL
REPLY 13 8 months ago
Anonymous : What sad times we live--even SC has become a saleable commodity!! Media, Justice--all sold to Bhakts!!
REPLY 7 8 months ago
Anonymous : why is it so burning for u...if it was other way ard we want to see ur trauma
REPLY 10 8 months ago
Anonymous : Yes, sold to BHAKTS. Only reason they're not BEHEADED for their crimes. Anti-Hindu bigot!
REPLY 6 8 months ago
Anonymous : Its very embarrassing, court judges are up for sale
REPLY 9 8 months ago
Anonymous : Yeah out everybody in jail, bring sati pratha and ban on widow marriage back !! Taje india to those dark era where there was no light. Go on do this. Make kangna PM of that country.
REPLY 12 8 months ago
Anonymous : you know the origin of sati? the queen immolated herself rather than fall into the hands of the barbaric mughals, our society has reformed itself unlike the termites who still live in sand dune era tribal mindset. PV post!
REPLY 14 8 months ago
Anonymous : Supreme Comedy..Protection for those corrupt ministers from getting arrested in cases where nations money was swindled but no protection for an artist and creators of a screen play. Neither the person who raised the complaint nor the supreme comedy had the capacity to accept an entertainment programme in its sense..what a shame on the nation
REPLY 8 8 months ago
Anonymous : shame on these termites living off the land and disrespecting it!
REPLY 13 8 months ago
Anonymous : This is so so stupid, so called tolerance BS. It was a great show, I saw the scene and it wasn't that bigga deal and it was purely fictional. As far as the PM's character, everyone knows that's got some truth to it. It does not have to be the current PM but the fact that people in govt. do this all the time. This fact has been implied in many movies and shows so why single out Tandav!?. Well because everyone from the lead actor, to the second lead and the maker are all Muslims so if anything this is racism against them. PV please post.
REPLY 15 8 months ago
Anonymous : yes #Justice4Saif
REPLY 3 8 months ago
Anonymous : Rofl!Joke of 2021
REPLY 10 8 months ago
Anonymous : Even Law and justice on sale . Shameful.!!
REPLY 10 8 months ago
Anonymous : Remember this is what happened with ssr case and the drug charges! But you were all ok with that!
REPLY 12 8 months ago
Anonymous : comparing apples to oranges.
REPLY 7 8 months ago
Anonymous : man grow up bhakts its a FICTIONAL TALE
REPLY 18 8 months ago
Anonymous : Why are fictional tales targeting ONLY hinduism and what good can come out of hurting people s sentiments
REPLY 23 8 months ago
Anonymous : wow they are being persecuted for fictional web series lol. Welcome to new india and the trauma that it unleashes.
REPLY 25 8 months ago
Anonymous : Fictional or otherwise why is hinduism such a soft target, people don't dare make it against another religion and see the consequences. Why are we Hindus such sell outs. Tolerance is unheard of against some other religions.
REPLY 19 8 months ago
Anonymous : try same fiction in ur dharm and see if u get any trauma or happiness
REPLY 21 8 months ago
Anonymous : saif sir is soo cute
REPLY 8 8 months ago
Anonymous : your employer, eh? what's with the sir for that termite? he's about as cute as a squinty ferret, lol!
REPLY 15 8 months ago
Anonymous : Low life comment making fun of someone's appearance. Reflects your lack of intelligence & upbringing!
REPLY 1 8 months ago
Anonymous : whassa matter? want only selective freedom to make fun of Hindus, eh? typical termite.
REPLY 1 8 months ago
Anonymous : Well done. What have done to deserve security?
REPLY 26 8 months ago
Anonymous : lesson learnt....for cheap publicity n easy money these ppl wud even sell their souls
REPLY 28 8 months ago
Anonymous : Good put them all in jail including the actors
REPLY 34 8 months ago
Anonymous : Saif Ali khan is one of the most talented actor
REPLY 3 8 months ago
Anonymous : Saif Ali khan is one of the most talented actor
REPLY 4 8 months ago