Tandav Row: Director Ali Abbas Zafar and Writer Gaurav Solanki asked to appear before UP Police on January 27


Amid the row over Tandav, a four-member team of Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday arrived at the residence of the show's director Ali Abbas Zafar to serve him notice in connection with a case filed against him in Lucknow. However, after finding no one at Ali's home, the cops pasted their notice. Writer Gaurav Solanki was also sent a notice. 

In the notice, the filmmaker and writer are asked to appear before the investigation officer at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on January 27 by 10 am. The notice further says that if they fail to appear before the UP police on the assigned date, strict action will be taken against them. The notice also mentions the FIR which has been registered against the makers of Amazon Prime Video's Tandav for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.

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After pasting notices at Ali Abbas Zafar and Gaurav Solanki's flats' doors, Inspector Anil Singh said, "We have given notice to two and one Mehra's location we are trying to find. Tomorrow we will be going to Amazon office for questioning."

Earlier, the makers of Tandav had announced that they will be removing the controversial Shiva scene from the series soon and announced it with an official statement. In a statement shared on social media on Tuesday, Ali wrote, "We have utmost respect for the sentiments of the people of our country. We did not intend to hurt or 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 cast & crew of Tandav have made the decision to implement changes to the web series to address the concerns raised towards the same. We thank the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for the guidance & support in the matter. We once again apologize if the series has unintentionally hurt anybody's sentiments."

(Source: India Today)