Amazon Web Drama Draws the Wrath of India’s Hindu Nationalists
Bollywood once again has fallen into the cross hairs of India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party – and major Western streaming services like Amazon and Netflix increasingly find themselves caught in the middle.
Two separate criminal complaints were filed with the police over the weekend against the makers of “Tandav,” a splashy new big-budget web series on Amazon. The fast-paced political drama, which seems to borrow heavily from India’s political scene, may cut uncomfortably close to current events and the country’s biggest controversies.
The complainants, which include a politician with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, have insisted that the government pull the series off the air or take out key scenes…. If the police find merit to the complaints, Amazon and the show’s promoters could wind up in criminal court….