Days ahead of the release of Manoj Bajpayee’s much-anticipated web series, The Family Man 2, has plunged into controversies after numerous protests started ordering for a ban on the show as it allegedly hurts the emotions of Eelam Tamils and also people of Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Manoj Thangaraj, has written to Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javedkar to forbid on screening of the show on the OTT platform, Amazon Prime Video. As per many protestors, it allegedly portrays ‘Tamils as terrorists.
As the uprisings continue, now Amazon Prime Video has published a gag order to Samantha Akkineni, banning her from communicating about the show. A trade source told Bollywood Hungama, “There are always protests to certain characters or portrayals in films or series, this comes since the audience are only exposed to a small part of what to expect, which could look a certain way. In the case of Samantha’s character in The Family Man 2, people have taken an objection to her character, but they have not seen the full range of what she portrays. Amazon Prime Video like most content creators would like to avoid controversies before the release of their venture. The gag order to refrain from speak about the show is exactly that, so the audience feeling and sentiments that have been hurt can be assuaged.”
The Family Man season 2 starring Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni is all set for June 4 release. The web series has an ensemble cast of Sharib Hashmi, Seema Biswas, Darshan Kumar, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, Gul Panag, Priyamani, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Shahab Ali, Vedant Sinha, Mahek Thakur, Samantha Akkineni, Mime Gopi, Ravindra Vijay, Devadarshini Chetan, Anandsami, and N Alagamperumal.