Amazon Prime’s India head Aparna Purohit has received a major setback from the Allahabad High Court. The court has rejected Aparna Purohit’s anticipatory bail plea. The court has expressed its objection over the content of Amazon Prime’s web series Tandava. The court clearly said that Hindu gods and goddesses cannot be insulted in the name of expression. The court said that respecting all religions was the objective of the framers of the constitution.
High Court had reserved its decision in this regard after hearing on anticipatory bail on 4 February. In this case, the single bench of Justice Siddharth was hearing the case. The court stayed the arrest of Aparna Purohit till the judgment was reserved. An application was filed in the High Court on behalf of Aparna Purohit for anticipatory bail.
The scene which insulted Lord Shiva in the Tandava web series was fiercely debated. Due to this scene, not only this series but also its actors were fiercely trolled. An FIR was lodged in Gautam Buddha Nagar against Aparna Purohit and others. Aparna Purohit has been accused of messing with the sentiments of Hindu Gods and Goddesses through a web series broadcast.
FIRs were registered in sections 153- A (1) (B), 295- A, 505 (1) (B), 505 (2) and other sections. Explain that in this web series directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Saif Ali Khan, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub, Sunil Grover, Gauhar Khan, Kritika Kamra and Dimple Kapadia played important roles.