Ali Abbas Zafar

Tandav row: SC refuses to grant interim protection from arrest to director Ali Abbas Zafar, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub and others

A bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah was hearing as many as three separate petitions of Zafar, Amazon Prime India head Aparna Purohit, producer Himanshu Mehra, the show's writer Gaurav Solanki and actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.

Jan 27, 2021, 16:14 PM IST

Tandav row: Director Zafar, writer Solanki, producer Mehra record statements with UP police

 Amazon web series 'Tandav's director Ali Abbas Zafar, writer Gaurav Solanki and producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra recorded their statements with the UP police on Friday (January 22). The trio recorded their statements in Mumbai’s Andheri after UP police visited their homes on Thursday (January 21).

Jan 22, 2021, 19:07 PM IST

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting directs Tandav makers to delete controversial scenes from web-series

After receiving ample complaints about the political drama, the Ministry of Information and  Broadcasting has directed the makers of 'Tandav' to delete the controversial scenes. This is for the first time that changes have been implemented in the content of an OTT release.  

Jan 22, 2021, 17:29 PM IST

Tandav row: Director Ali Abbas Zafar, writer Gaurav Solanki summoned by UP police in Lucknow

A case was registered in Lucknow's Hazratganj Kotwali against Amazon Prime India head of original content Aparna Purohit, Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, Gaurav Solanki for allegedly portraying Hindu gods in a bad light. 

Jan 21, 2021, 18:34 PM IST

Bollywood Breaking: Is the 'sorry' of Tandav makers enough?

Amid the ongoing controversy over the 'Tandava' web series, a team of Uttar Pradesh police arrived at the residence of Ali Abbas Zafar, the director of the web series, on Thursday to give notice in connection with a case registered against him in Lucknow.

Jan 21, 2021, 16:18 PM IST

Tandav row: Director Ali Abbas Zafar, others granted transit pre-arrest bail by Bombay High Court

The makers were granted bail by the Bombay High Court for three weeks in relation to the FIR filed against them in Lucknow. The complaint was registered at Lucknow’s Hazratganj Kotwali against Amazon Prime India head of original content Aparna Purohit, director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki and others for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. 

Jan 20, 2021, 19:47 PM IST

Tandav row: FIR against director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer and actors in Mumbai

After the filmmaker released an official statement on behalf of Tandav cast and crew, seeking an apology for unintentionally hurting the sentiments, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has reacted to the whole fiasco. The political drama 'Tandav' released on OTT giant Amazon Prime Video and has been at the receiving end ever since. 

Jan 20, 2021, 17:15 PM IST

We have received complaint, will take action: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on 'Tandav' controversy

An FIR was registered at Lucknow’s Hazratganj Kotwali against Amazon Prime’s India head of original content, Ali Abbas Zafar, producer of the show Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki and others for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. On Tuesday, Ali Abbas Zafar released a fresh statement saying the team has decided to implement changes in 'Tandav' web-series in order to address the raising concerns.

Jan 20, 2021, 12:41 PM IST

Tandav controversy: Makers to implement changes in web-series amid backlash over hurting religious sentiments

Ali Abbas Zafar issued a new statement on Tuesday apologising again and reassuring the viewers that the cast and crew did not intend to hurt the sentiments of the people. "We thank the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for guidance and support in the matter. We once again apologise if the series has unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments," the official statement read.

Jan 19, 2021, 22:57 PM IST

Akhara Parishad seeks written assurance from Tandav actors, director Ali Abbas Zafar

In a video message, ABAP chairman Mahant Narendra Giri said that the apology from the team of "Tandav" was meaningless since it came only after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took a serious note of the matter and the FIR was registered. 'Tandav' is directed by 'Sultan' helmer Ali Abbas Zafar and released on Amazon Prime Video recently.

Jan 19, 2021, 12:25 PM IST

Katrina Kaif shares special series of pics to wish Ali Abbas Zafar on his birthday

Ali Abbas Zafar celebrated his birthday on Sunday, January 17.

Jan 17, 2021, 19:28 PM IST

Tandav audience review: Saif Ali Khan starrer political drama trends on Twitter!

Set in the capital city of the world’s largest democracy, Tandav, the series takes viewers inside the closed, chaotic corridors of power and uncover the manipulations, charades as well as the dark secrets of people who will go to any lengths in pursuit of power. 

Jan 15, 2021, 13:38 PM IST

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub recalls DU days when he saw politics from 'close proximity'

The actor is seen in the new digital project "Tandav", in which he plays Shiva Shekhar, a student in a Delhi-based university called VNU. 

Jan 15, 2021, 13:10 PM IST

Ali Abbas Zafar introduces wife Alicia on social media with mesmerising pictures- Take a look

Ali Abbas Zafar uploaded two stunning pictures with his wife and family from his wedding

Jan 05, 2021, 17:13 PM IST

Katrina Kaif is a very important part of Tiger franchise: Ali Abbas Zafar on Tiger Zinda Hai

An outsider from the city of Dehradun, Ali started his journey in Bollywood as an assistant director and graduated into becoming a star director that he is today on his own merit.

Dec 22, 2020, 14:25 PM IST

Tandav teaser: Saif Ali Khan-Dimple Kapadia in intense political drama - Watch

Tandav will premiere on January 15, 2021, and will be available for Prime members in India and in more than 200 countries and territories.

Dec 17, 2020, 13:17 PM IST

Thank you Katrina for always being there for me: Ali Abbas Zafar

Hailing from Dehradun, Ali Abbas Zafar began his journey in Yash Raj Films (YRF) as an assistant director and finally graduated into becoming a star filmmaker.

Sep 09, 2020, 17:37 PM IST

Ishaan Khatter, Ananya Panday's 'Khaali Peeli' gets a release date - Details here

Actors Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter's 'Khaali Peeli' will be released on the pay-per-view service Zee Plex on October 2, filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar announced on Monday.

Sep 07, 2020, 15:14 PM IST

Shekhar Kapur mulls legal action against makers of 'Mr India' remake

Shekhar Kapur also hinted that he may take legal action against the makers of the remake.

Feb 24, 2020, 14:30 PM IST

Zee Studios greenlights 'Mr India' trilogy, Ali Abbas Zafar to direct

Mr India second part will be a reimagination of the original that starred Sridevi and Anil Kapoor in lead roles.

Feb 17, 2020, 18:11 PM IST