Amazon Prime India chief records statement over ‘Tandav’ controversy


LAST UPDATED: Feb. 23, 2021, 4:11 p.m.

New Delhi: Aparna Purohit, the country head of over-the-top streaming service Amazon Prime, has her statement at the Hazratganj police station here on Tuesday afternoon over Tandav controversy row. 

Purohit got her statement recorded on the directives of the Allahabad High Court.

A case had been filed by Additional Inspector, Hazratganj, Amarnath Verma, regarding the web series on January 18 against Purohit, “Tandav” director Ali Abbas, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehar and writer Gaurav Solanki.

According to sources, the Lucknow police had prepared a list of about 100 questions for Purohit, who was questioned in a closed room. Her lawyers were also with her.

“Tandav” led to protests across the country over some objectionable scenes.

Besides Lucknow, an FIR was registered in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddha Nagar against Purohit and others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.a

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