Kangana Ranaut slammed Saif Ali Khan starrer web seris Tandav yesterday, and made a controversial tweet, later deleted. Now She has defended the tweet as people perceived the now-deleted tweet as instigation of violence.
Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub starrer web series Tandav, that released on Amazon Prime Video a few days ago is mired in controversy. Viewers have been demanding boycott of the web series and accused it of hurting religious sentiments. Actress Kangana Ranaut also slammed Tandav yesterday through her tweets, and wrote that it was ‘creatively poor’ and ‘objectionable on every level’. The Queen actor also made a tweet that caused controversy as people perceived it as instigation of violence. She deleted the tweet, but has now defended it.
On replying to a social media user about how people have ‘stopped taking insults lying down’. Kangana had tweeted, “Because even Lord Krishna forgave 99 mistakes of Sheshupala…. pehle Shanti phir Kranti (Silence must be followed by revolution)…. time to take their heads off… Jai Shri Krishan…” This tweet by Kangana created a stir on social media as many people alleged that it was instigation of violence against Tandav web series. However, a few fans of Actress came to her defense and one shared a screenshot from Google that showed the meaning of the idiom ‘take head off’ as ‘to scold or berate someone severely’.
Kangana Ranaut shared this, and wrote, “Jo libru dar ke maare mummy ki god mein ro rahe hai, woh yeh padh lein. Maine tumhara sir kaatne ke liye nahi kaha, itna toh main bhi jaanti hoon ki insects ya worms ke liye pesticide chahiye hota hai (The liberals who are scared and crying to their mothers must read this. I did not ask for you to be beheaded. Even I know that insects and worms need pesticide).”
Meanwhile, yesterday, Tandav director Ali Abbas Zafar make an apology on behalf of the cast and crew of Tandav. The statements read, “The cast and crew did not have any intention to offend the sentiments of any individual, caste, community, race, religion or religious beliefs or insult or outrage any institution, political party or person, living or dead. The cast and crew of Tandav take cognizance of the concerns expressed by the people and unconditionally apologize if it has unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments.”