Kangana Ranaut appears for clarion call for violence in response to the controversy surrounding Amazon Prime Video web series Tandav. during a now deleted tweet posted on Monday, 18 January, the actor wrote, “Because even Lord Krishna forgave 99 mistakes of Sheshupala… pehle shanti phir kranti (first peace then vengence)… time to require their heads off.. Jai Shri Krishan…” She was responding to a tweet by Twitter user @TheAtulMishra.

Team Saath, an organisation that works to stop online abuse, trolling and harassment, posted a screenshot of the tweet condemning Kangana’s words.

Other Twitter users also criticised the actor’s incendiary words and appealed to Twitter to suspend her account for “spreading hate”. Some also requested the Mumbai Police to require cognisance of the matter.

Congress leader Srivatsa criticised the Actress’s behavior and demand to shut down the account of Kangana Ranaut

Shortly after the online series released, BJP leaders began calling for a ban on Tandav alleging that the show mocks Hindu deity Shiva and hurts religious sentiments. An FIR has been filed in Lucknow’s Hazratganj Kotwali against the manufacturers of Tandav. Separate criminal complaints have also been filed before courts in Delhi and Bihar seeking action against the streaming platform and therefore the makers of the online series. Amazon Prime Video’s India head of original content Aparna Purohit, director of Tandav Ali Abbas Zafar, the show’s producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra and writer Gaurav Solanki, actors Saif Ali Khan and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub are among those related to the show who are named in these complaints.

Tandav director Ali Abbas Zafar issued a press release of apology on behalf of the cast and crew on 18 January, following a gathering with the Ministry of data &Broadcasting, which sought an evidence from Amazon Prime Video after taking cognisance of the complaints lodged against the show.

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