Tandav Row: During the hearing on Zeeshan Ayub’s character in Tandav, the SC said – you are an actor, it does not mean that you can play characters that hurt the religious sentiments of others. Actress Konkona Sen Sharma has commented on this in the Supreme Court.
The controversy over the series orgy released on Amazon Prime does not seem to stop. The Supreme Court has also not relieved the makers of this series. During the hearing in the Supreme Court, the lawyer of actor Zeeshan Ayub, who portrayed Lord Shiva in this series in a disputed way, argued that he is just an actor. He was contracted to play a character with him.
The actress wrote on Twitter today, “All the people who are involved in the show read all the scripts and then sign the contract.” So arrest all the cast and crew?
Explain that ‘Tandava’ actor Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub, director Ali Abbas Zafar, writer Gaurav Solanki, producer Himanshu Mehra and Amazon Prime Originals chief Aparna Purohit filed a petition in the Supreme Court. Legendary lawyers like Fali Nariman, Mukul Rohatgi and Siddharth Luthra cross-examined on their behalf. But could not assure the court on the demand for cancellation of FIR.
What happened in the Supreme Court yesterday
First, senior advocate Fali Nariman argued. He told the court that the producers of the series have apologized for the objectionable material. He has been removed from the show. Despite this, continuous cases are being filed against him. All FIRs should be quashed. The court issues notice on this aspect and should stop the arrest of all the people till the hearing.
To this, a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah said, “You want the FIR to be quashed. But why didn’t you go to the High Court for this?” Nariman replied, “The FIR is in 6 states. We cannot go to different high courts.”
Fal Nariman also said that the court must decide whether Article 19 (1) (A) in the country is a fundamental right to freedom of expression or not? To this, the judges replied, “People have also got the right to live life with dignity under Article 21 in the country. You cannot humiliate anyone.”
Senior Attorney General Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi also cited the fundamental right of expression. He said, “The Supreme Court has always come forward to defend it.” On this, the judges said that the right to expression also has limitations. Violations cannot be avoided by prosecuting them
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