In a surprising turn of events on February 25, the Allahabad High Court has rejected the bail plea filed by India Head of Amazon Prime Video, Aparna Purohit in the case registered against her in connection with the web series Tandav. Tandav, which starred Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Zeeshan Ayyub and Gauahar Khan, had stirred a major controversy for allegedly hurting the sentiments of Hindus by mocking Gods in a scene.
Now, the Supreme Court has decided to hear Aparna Purohit's appeal against the Allahabad High Court order which denied her anticipatory bail in connection with the ongoing investigation against the video streaming platform's web series.
In a rare instance, the streaming service on Tuesday issued an apology to its Indian viewers for offending some sentiments. In a statement titled "Amazon Prime Video Apologizes", the company on Tuesday said it deeply regrets viewers considered certain scenes to be objectionable. "This was never our intention, and the scenes that were objected to were removed or edited when they were brought to our attention. We respect our viewers' diverse beliefs and apologize unconditionally to anyone who felt hurt by these scenes," it added.
For the unversed, in January, an FIR had been registered at Lucknow's Hazratganj Kotwali against Aparna, Ali, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki and other actors for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
(Source: Hindustan Times)