Tandav Controversy: Changes Will Be Made In The Scenes, Says Director Ali Abbas Zafar

Tandav Controversy: Changes Will Be Made In The Scenes, Says Director Ali Abbas Zafar

Taking cognisance of the concerns expressed by viewers against his Amazon Prime Video-based show ‘Tandav,’ filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar on Monday extended apologies through an official statement.

Zafar’s debut web-series ‘Tandav’ had been mired in controversy since its release as several viewers said the content hurt religious sentiments.

The ‘Sultan’ filmmaker shared the official statement from the “cast and crew of Tandav” on Twitter and wrote “Our sincere apologies” along with it.

Through the statement, Zafar shared that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had informed him about a large number of viewers filing petitions against the show.

“The web series ‘Tandav’ is a work of fiction and any resemblance to acts and persons and events is purely coincidental,” the statement read.

“The cast and crew did not have any intention to offend the sentiments of any individual, caste, community, race, religion or religious beliefs or insult or outrage any institution, political party or person, living or dead,” the statement further read.

Zafar ended the statement by taking cognizance of the concerns expressed by people and apologizing if the show “unintentionally” caused any hurt to the viewers.

“The cast and crew of ‘Tandav’ take cognizance of the concerns expressed by the people and unconditionally apologize if it has unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments,” the statement read.

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