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SC rejects Tandav plea for reduction from arrest: Here’s what celebrities are saying

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Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tandav has been on the receiving finish of many complaints and trolling since its launch. The Saif Ali Khan-starrer has been accused of injuring spiritual sentiments of a bit of the viewers. After quite a few complaints, the makers launched a press release apologising for unintentionally hurting folks’s sentiments and agreed to snip ‘problematic’ sequences.
However, the outrage continued and with apprehensions over arrest, a couple of members from the Tandav crew approached the Supreme Court to grant them interim safety from arrest. On Wednesday, their plea was rejected by the apex courtroom, and so they had been requested to method the excessive courtroom for anticipatory bail or quashing of FIRs.
Following the information, many Bollywood celebrities specific their views on social media. Konkona Sen Sharma posted on Twitter, “Almost all involved in the show have read the script and signed the contract! Let’s arrest the whole cast and crew?”

Ashwin Mushran tweeted, “Don’t all politicians swear on the constitution? They read the script before agreeing to it didn’t they? Remind me again what it opens with.”

Almost all concerned within the present have learn the script and signed the contract! Let’s arrest the entire forged and crew?
— Konkona Sensharma (@konkonas) January 28, 2021
Writer Mayur Puri provided to take a seat down with the lawmakers to clarify to them the distinction between fiction and non-fiction. In a collection of tweets, he talked about that there’s ‘an unwritten contract, an understanding between viewers and creator that the occasions depicted in fiction are usually not true.”
He additional wrote, “Even when it is claimed by the creator that it is true – it is still false. (Like Coen Brothers did in Fargo). Audience consumes stories, knowing they are stories and not the truth. When our grandmas told us stories of demons and heroes, we knew these were fictional. An autocratic government’s puppet judiciary may want us to forget what is the line between fact and fiction but in India. India’s judicial system has always interpreted and implemented laws in the right social context.”

Justice Shah must attend my course on screenwriting. I’ll sit down for 4 hours and clarify to him the distinction between fiction and non fiction.
There’s an unwritten contract, an understanding between viewers and creator that the occasions depicted in fiction are usually not true.+
— Mayur Puri / मयूर पुरी (@mayurpuri) January 28, 2021
Others like Jay Mehta, Richa Chadha, Sumit Purohit additionally shared their views concerning the judgement.

Without remark
— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) January 28, 2021

What the hell?? What is going on? Are we simply going to be silent?! We should do one thing!
— Jai Mehta (@JaiHMehta) January 27, 2021

“Why do Bollywood actors not speak up against the establishment?”
— Aniruddha Guha (@AniGuha) January 28, 2021
Since the presiding choose pointed that actors had ‘read the script’ and so may very well be held accountable, Mukul Chadda tweeted that now folks enjoying murders could be tried for the crime. “Excellent. Next people playing murderers on screen might be tried for the same. After all, they read the script…,” he wrote.

Unreal #tandav … i dnt suppose wed have the ability to make a plot even near actuality in movies within the occasions we luve in
— Salilacharya (@Salilacharya) January 28, 2021

Priorities of the apex courtroom !
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) January 28, 2021

You can kill folks in title of faith, you possibly can lynch them. You can burn buildings, destroy public properties whereas chanting spiritual slogans however you possibly can’t query faith as a result of it hurts sentiments of fundamentalists.
— Sumit (@SumitPurohit) January 27, 2021

Religious sentiments are extra fragile than male egos. QED.
— Ankur Téwari (@ankurtewari) January 28, 2021

Tandav stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Gauahar Khan, Kritika Kamra, Anup Soni, Kumud Mishra, Dino Morea and Sandhya Mridul amongst others. It is at the moment streaming on Amazon Prime Video.