OTT platforms in India have been making headlines but all for wrong reasons. With complaints being filed against various shows, OTT has come in the radar of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. After the Tandav row, Mirzapur is now facing the backlash of political groups for showing Mirzapur district of UP in bad light.
BJP secretary and Lok Sabha MP from Kaushambi in Uttar Pradesh, Vinod Sonkar has filed a complaint and demanded action against the makers of the web series.
Sonkar said that he is happy with UP CM Yogi Adityanath taking notice of the complaints filed against Tandav, but also urged for action against Mirzapur makers for allegedly tarnishing the image of the region.
“I am thankful to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath but I also urge him to take action against the makers of Mirzapur web series. The reason being that this web series has badly hurt the sentiments of people and image of Mirzapur,” Sonkar said.
“Mirzapur is famous for carpet business and for the Maa Vindhyavasini Shaktipeeth which is one of the most sacred religious centres for Hindus. But the makers of ‘Mirzapur’ web series have damaged the image of the district globally and have hurt the sentiments of people,” he added. He added that a heavy compensation should be taken from the makers of the series which can later be used for developing the region.
“The web series has projected Mirzapur as a hub of illegal weapon business which is incorrect,” he said.