The Supreme Court refuses to grant protection from arrest to Tandav makers and actors, Gauahar Khan reacts

Criminal cases have been lodged against the cast and crew for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.


The recently released web series Tandav on Amazon prime has made headlines and several controversies. FIRs and complaints have been filed against the makers of the web series and the actors also.

Gauahar Khan is astonished by the Supreme Court’s refusal to grant to makers and actors from arrest. Criminal cases have been lodged against them in multiple states for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court denied relief to the makers and the actors of the web series Tandav, citing that ‘right of speech is not absolute’. When Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub’s lawyer argued that he was just an actor under the contract and that the views expressed by his character could not be attributed to him, Justice MR Shah said, “You accepted the contract after reading the script. You cannot hurt religious sentiments”.

Responding to this comment, a Twitter user sarcastically remarked, “Excellent. Next people playing murderers on screen might be tried for the same. After all, they read the script.” Gauahar retweeted the tweet along with three ‘face with monocle’ emojis. Gauahar Khan let emojis do the talking for her.

Tandav has been accused of disrespecting Hindu deities, with several political leaders including Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya demanding legal action.

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