Amazon Prime India's Aparna Purohit records her statement on Tandav controversy in Lucknow

The Allahabad High Court had earlier this month ordered no coercive action against Aparna Purohit in the case.

Press Trust of India February 23, 2021 18:12:18 IST
Amazon Prime India's Aparna Purohit records her statement on Tandav controversy in Lucknow

Amazon Prime Video's India Originals Head Aparna Purohit on Tuesday visited a police station here to record her statement in connection with an FIR registered against her and others over the alleged derogatory depiction of Hindu deities on the web series Tandav.

"Purhoit got her statements recorded at the Hazratganj Police Station as per the court’s direction. Some questions were asked and if need be she will be called again. The probe is on in the case related to the Tandav web series," Deputy Commissioner of Police Somen Barma told Press Trust of India.

The Allahabad High Court had earlier this month ordered no coercive action against Purohit in the case.

In January, an FIR was lodged at the police station against Purohit, Tandav series director Ali Abbas, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki, and an unidentified person.

The nine-episode political thriller starring Bollywood A-listers Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, started streaming on the platform in January.

In Uttar Pradesh, FIRs have been registered against the show in Greater Noida and Shahjahanpur also, besides Lucknow.

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