SC rejects Tandav plea for relief from arrest: Here’s what celebrities are saying


Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tandav has been on the receiving finish of many complaints and trolling since its launch. The Saif Ali Khan-starrer has been accused of injuring spiritual sentiments of a bit of the viewers. After quite a few complaints, the makers launched an announcement apologising for unintentionally hurting individuals’s sentiments and agreed to snip ‘problematic’ sequences.

However, the outrage continued and with apprehensions over arrest, a number of members from the Tandav crew approached the Supreme Court to grant them interim safety from arrest. On Wednesday, their plea was rejected by the apex courtroom, and so they have been requested to method the excessive courtroom for anticipatory bail or quashing of FIRs.

Following the information, many Bollywood celebrities specific their views on social media. Konkona Sen Sharma posted on Twitter, “Almost all involved in the show have read the script and signed the contract! Let’s arrest the whole cast and crew?”

Ashwin Mushran tweeted, “Don’t all politicians swear on the constitution? They read the script before agreeing to it didn’t they? Remind me again what it opens with.”

Writer Mayur Puri supplied to take a seat down with the lawmakers to clarify to them the distinction between fiction and non-fiction. In a sequence of tweets, he talked about that there’s ‘an unwritten contract, an understanding between viewers and creator that the occasions depicted in fiction are not true.”

He additional wrote, “Even when it is claimed by the creator that it is true – it is still false. (Like Coen Brothers did in Fargo). Audience consumes stories, knowing they are stories and not the truth. When our grandmas told us stories of demons and heroes, we knew these were fictional. An autocratic government’s puppet judiciary may want us to forget what is the line between fact and fiction but in India. India’s judicial system has always interpreted and implemented laws in the right social context.”

Others like Jay Mehta, Richa Chadha, Sumit Purohit additionally shared their views in regards to the judgement.

Since the presiding decide pointed that actors had ‘read the script’ and so might be held accountable, Mukul Chadda tweeted that now individuals enjoying murders can be tried for the crime. “Excellent. Next people playing murderers on screen might be tried for the same. After all, they read the script…,” he wrote.

Tandav stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Gauahar Khan, Kritika Kamra, Anup Soni, Kumud Mishra, Dino Morea and Sandhya Mridul amongst others. It is at the moment streaming on Amazon Prime Video.


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