Central Govt Should Bring In law To Regulate OTT Content: Anil Deshmukh

Mumbai: In view of the controversy over the release of the web series ‘Tandav’, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday said that the central government should bring a law regarding over-the-top (OTT) platforms.

Deshmukh told reporters here, “We have received a complaint about the web series ‘Tandav’. The action will be as per law. The central government should bring a law regarding over-the-top (OTT) platforms.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that the state government would file a case against Amazon Prime India’s web series ‘Tandav’. This came after several FIRs were lodged in different parts of the country against the web series ‘Tandav’ for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

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An FIR was also lodged at Rabupura police station against the makers and actors of the web series Tandava for inciting communal hatred, hurting religious sentiments and badly showing the Uttar Pradesh Police.

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Meanwhile, ‘Tandav’ creator Ali Abbas Zafar revealed on Tuesday that the show’s cast and crew have decided to implement changes to the Amazon Prime video-based series to hurt the religious sentiments of many viewers reaction against the material can be addressed.

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Zafar shared an official statement on Twitter with the cast and crew of ‘On Tandav’ and reiterated that the team had no intention of hurting or harming the feelings of any race, ethnicity, community or religion

An FIR was registered at Lucknow’s Hazratganj Kotwali against Amazon Prime’s India head of original content Aparna Purohit, Zafar, producer of the show Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki and others for allegedly hurting religious sentiments on Monday.

(With Agency Inputs) 

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