Samantha Akkineni's 'The Family Man' in trouble: TN government writes to Centre, asks for banning series
Samantha Akkineni starrer The Family Man has landed in trouble as TN government writes to Centre to ban the series; read more details.
The Tamil Nadu government has written to the Centre to ban Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni starrer The Family Man 2. It has alleged that the web series is projecting Tamil Eelam in a bad manner.
As soon as the trailer of season 2 was dropped, it invited trolling and negativity, particularly towards Samantha's character.
The TN government has concluded that the web series is degrading and tainting the historical struggle of Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka.
"The sacrifices of their long drawn out democratic battle has been intentionally undermined and it could not, by any stretch of imagination considered merely as a Serial with any value for Tamil Culture. Moreover, a serial which is loaded with insults and insinuations against the glorious Tamil Culture could never be considered as the one having any broadcasting value. For example, branding Tamil Speaking Actress
Samantha as a terrorist in the serial is directly an attack on the pride of Tamils living around the world and no one will tolerate this kind of motivated and mischievous campaign," the state government complains.
The Tamil Nadu government claims that the trailer has hurt the feelings of Tamil speaking people. The statement adds, "The trailer of this serial has already evoked strong and widespread opposition from the people of Tamilnadu as well as from the political parties in the State. While our brethren Eelam Tamils are struggling for decades to enjoy the fruits of equality, Justice, Peace and dignity in the island nation, it is highly unwarranted for an organisation like Amazon Prime to undertake this kind of smear campaign against the Tamils-who are builder of India as well as many nations across the globe."
The makers of the series Raj & DK finally responded to the controversy and demand for banning the web series. Official press statement issued by Raj & DK reads, "Some assumptions and impressions have been made based on just a couple of shots in the trailer. Many of our lead cast members, as well as key members of the creative & writing team, are Tamilians. We are very cognizant of the sentiments of the Tamil people and Tamil culture and have nothing but the utmost love and respect towards our Tamil people. We have put in years of hard work into this show, and we have taken great pains to bring to our audiences a sensitive, balanced, and riveting story – much like we did in Season 1 of the show. We request everyone to wait and watch the show when it releases. We know you'll appreciate it once you watch it."