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Netflix is closely tracking Amazon's "Tandav" cases, one entertainment industry source said. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Illustration(REUTERS)

Amazon's 'Tandav' row puts Bollywood, global streaming giants on edge

Reuters | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 02:51 PM IST
  • Companies like Amazon's Prime Video and Netflix are inspecting planned shows and scripts, with some even deleting scenes that could be controversial, five Bollywood directors and producers, and two industry sources said.
Actor Saif Ali Khan headlines Ali Abbas Zafar’s web show Tandav.(HT_PRINT)
Actor Saif Ali Khan headlines Ali Abbas Zafar’s web show Tandav.(HT_PRINT)

Tandav row: Amazon issues fresh apology, says 'we respect viewers' beliefs'

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 08:26 PM IST
  • Amazon Prime Video has issued a new apology over the legal cases surrounding the political drama Tandav. Read it here.
Amazon Prime Video's content chief Aparna Purohit(Twitter/@aparna1502)
Amazon Prime Video's content chief Aparna Purohit(Twitter/@aparna1502)

'Tandav': Allahabad HC denies anticipatory bail to Amazon Prime's Aparna Purohit

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:38 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Police had filed an FIR against the top Amazon Prime executive for promoting religious enmity through the controversial web series.
Tandav web show stars Saif Ali Khan and Dimple Kapadia in prominent roles.
Tandav web show stars Saif Ali Khan and Dimple Kapadia in prominent roles.

Tandav case: Amazon official gets HC relief

By JItendra Sarin, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:19 AM IST
The high court reserved order on the anticipatory bail application filed by Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video, but said that no coercive action can be taken against her till the pronouncement of an order.
Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Manoj Kotak wrote to I&B minister Prakash Javadekar seeking a ban on the series for allegedly ridiculing Hindu deities.
Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Manoj Kotak wrote to I&B minister Prakash Javadekar seeking a ban on the series for allegedly ridiculing Hindu deities.

Tandav row: Govt summons Amazon Prime executives

By Amandeep Shukla, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:44 AM IST
The ministry took the action after there were allegations that the show, Tandav, hurt religious sentiments, the official said.
The BJP leader has alleged that the series has hurt the sentiments of Hindus and he would not tolerate this. (Screengrab)
The BJP leader has alleged that the series has hurt the sentiments of Hindus and he would not tolerate this. (Screengrab)

I&B ministry summons Amazon Prime India over controversy around 'Tandav'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:39 AM IST
This comes after two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders alleged that the Saif Ali Khan-starrer web series 'Tandav' hurts Hindu religious sentiments.
OTT platforms in India reach around 40 million customers and make up a market worth around Rs.3000 crore.(MINT_PRINT)
OTT platforms in India reach around 40 million customers and make up a market worth around Rs.3000 crore.(MINT_PRINT)

Laws for self-regulation of news, OTT platforms on anvil

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:00 AM IST
According to government officials familiar with the matter, the issue of self-regulation in digital media was taken up at the highest levels this month and ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to frame an overarching statute under which digital media can regulate itself.
While most of them agreed on the mood ‘Jaisa chal raha hai chalne de’, some expressed their feelings through the ‘Sehe lenge thoda’ mood.(Twitter/@PrimeVideoIN)
While most of them agreed on the mood ‘Jaisa chal raha hai chalne de’, some expressed their feelings through the ‘Sehe lenge thoda’ mood.(Twitter/@PrimeVideoIN)

Amazon Prime India drops too relatable movie quotes to capture the mood of people right now

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The post shared on Twitter is accompanied with four meme-worthy screengrabs of popular films
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