Jan 19, 2021

Tandav: Amazon drama apologises for Hindu offence

Some Hindu politicians called for the show to be removed and complaints have been filed to the police. The show stars Bollywood A-lister Saif Ali Khan and is loosely based on hit show House of Cards. One of the criticised scenes shows a university play in which Hindu god Shiva talks about "Azadi", which is a controversial term in India. The show focuses on the life of Samar Pratap Singh, a politician who is hoping his father Devki Nandan, who is also the Prime Minister of India, will offer the role to him. Streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon and Disney's Hotstar have been growing in India, with local content commissioned alongside the presence of international hit shows.

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