However, soon after the release of the trailer, the show has run into controversy even before its premiere. Tamil fans feel that Samantha’s demand for a separate Tamil state makes her look like an LTTE.
Tamil fans have been outraged over Samantha’s character in the web series. People are protesting on social media and are demanding boycott of the show and an official apology from the makers.
See the response of the fans below,
#FamilyMan2_against_Tamils#FamilyMan2_against_Tamils— MAHENDRAN THANGAVEL (@RAJARAJAN1000) May 19, 2021
LTTE never targeted civilians.. One must have immense hate on Tamils show LTTE like ISIS.. #SamanthaAkkineni Don't you feel ashamed to act in a web series that depicts tamils as terrorists!??
#FamilyMan2_against_Tamils— MAHENDRAN THANGAVEL (@RAJARAJAN1000) May 19, 2021
What you have shown about LTTE was baseless and unacceptable.. #SamanthaAkkineni @Samanthaprabhu2 You might have thinked twice before accepting such roles which degrade Tamils. Can #Familyman2 team explain how they depict LTTE in such a manner? pic.twitter.com/I9yFmhm4U0
#FamilyMan2_against_Tamils#SamanthaAkkineni #Familyman2 team you have shown rubbish things just to get limelight.. You fucking morons LTTE never alied with ISIS.. It's the indian govt and pakistan govt that aided Srilanka in the genocide of Tamils.. pic.twitter.com/uywtQqVtr9— MAHENDRAN THANGAVEL (@RAJARAJAN1000) May 19, 2021
For the unversed, Samantha Akkineni plays the role of a villain in Amazon Prime Video’s web series ‘The Family Man 2’. Fans who are protesting against the show says that it portrays the Tamil community as a terrorist.
People have also not liked to show Samantha’s character Raji demanding a separate state for Tamils. People are seeing similarities between this character and the LTTE. Users have asked its directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK to apologise and boycott Amazon Prime.
As of now, there is no official statement from the makers of the show regarding this issue. If the controversary gets more heated, the makers will soon release a statement addressing the issues.