New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Amazon Prime recently dropped Saif Ali Khan-starrer political drama series Tandav on its platform. Since its release on January 15, the web series has been receiving some mixed reviews, with many hailing the performances and others terming it as propoganda. However, in just a day of its release, Ali Abbas Zaffar's directorial has lent into trouble. Some of the Twitteratis have started trending the hashtag #BanTandavNow and a section of Twitter users even temered Tandav as 'Anti Hindu series'.

A section of Twitter has raged over some of the scenes from the series and said that those scenes are making fun of Hindu gods. BJP MLA Ram Kadam has also raised objections against the series and said that the director and actors are trying to allegedly insult Hindu gods. He has now filed a complaint against the makers of the web series Tandav at Ghatkopar police station in Mumbai.

"Strict against should be taken against the actor, director, and producer of the web series," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The BJP MP Manoj Kotak has also written to Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and has requested him to ban the Amazon Prime web weries Tandav.

In his letter, he wrote, "It seems that makers of Tandav have deliberately mocked Hindu Gods & disrespected Hindu religious sentiments."

In the first episode of Tandav, Mohd Zeeshan Ayub, who is essaying the role of Shiva, is doing theatre and he is seen playing the role of Lord Shiva in the millennial world that did not go well with the social media users. Some of the users said that the makers are allegedly trying to mock Hindu gods through this series.

For the unversed, actor Zeeshan Ayub took an active part in last year's CAA protest and has also extended his support to the farmers protesting in Delhi. Netizens have also called out the makers and said that the makers are justifying what happened in the JNU.

Here are some of the reactions of a section of Twitter that are demanding to boycott the series.

One of the users wrote, "This is so sick! How do they dare to do such denigration of Bhagwan Shiva! Hindus must stand united against this n make sure that this tandav webseries directed by @aliabbaszafar becomes just an unsuccessful flop!"

Another user wrote, "A webseries insulting ????? ???, hurting Hindu sentiments, trying to create a caste divide among Hindus, trying to disturb communal harmony, should be banned immediately! I request @PrakashJavdekar ji to take immediate action and ban Tandav web series!"

Yet another wrote, "Tandav is anti Dalit, Tandav is spreading communal hate, Tandav wants to create a divide between Hindus and Muslims, Tandav is disrespectful to Hindus, Hurting sentiments of Hindus, disrespecting Police officials. It should be banned immediately"

Ali Abbas Zafar directorial series stars actors Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Kritika Kamra, and Tigmanshu Dhulia in pivotal roles. Earlier, Ali Abbas had said, "Through Tandav, we take audiences into the power-hungry world of politics. As you watch the show, you’ll realize that there is no right or wrong, there is no black or white; the world of power is about the world of greys."

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma