Amazon Prime Video‘s web series ‘The Family Man 2’ has been on hold for a very long time. After so many delays, the makers have finally announced the release date of the show along with a teaser.
However, soon after the teaser was released, the show ran into controversy. A wave of protests has erupted from South India, where political protests over the web series are on the rise. After Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko, the Tamil Nadu Minister has now written to The Information and Broadcasting Minister of the Government of India, Prakash Javadekar, seeking a ban on the series.
Tamil Nadu Information and Broadcasting Minister Mano Thangaraj have written to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar asking him to immediately ban the screening of The Family Man Season 2 web series on the OTT platform Amazon Prime across the country.
In a letter, the government said on Monday that the trailer of the recently released series depicts Eelam Tamils in a highly objectionable manner. In the letter, the State Minister said that Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni starrer not only hurts the sentiments of Eelam Tamils but also the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu.
MDMK leader Vaiko also demanded a ban from Javadekar on Sunday and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, leader of Naam Tamilar Katchi and actor-director Seeman have also demanded a ban on the series.
Mano Thangaraj said in the letter that branding Tamil-speaking actress Samantha as a terrorist in the series is directly an attack on the pride of the Tamil population living around the world and no one will tolerate such an inspired and mischievous campaign. He also said that the series has already faced widespread opposition from the people of Tamil Nadu as well as political parties in the state.
The Family Man is directed by Raj and DK. Manoj Bajpayee plays the role of a senior analyst of a intelligence agency in the series while Samantha Akkinenki’s character is shown as a member of a terror outfit. The trailer of the series was released on May 19 and since then there has been protests from the Tamil community. The Family Man 2 series is set to premiere on June 4.