Cinematic Bollywood: After the release of Family Man Season 2 trailer on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video protests online to boycott or ban the second installment series started sprouting up from the Southern part of the country, mostly from Tamil Nadu.
Family Man Season 2:
The trailer that released on May 19th, had featured a new adversary that Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee), named “Raji” played by Samantha Akkineni who supposedly seems like a rebel from Tamil Nadu or Sri Lanka.
Though it did not reveal much about the character, one particular dialogue saying “Our Intel suggests there is an unlikely coalition between the ISI and the rebels” supposedly portraying LTTE in a bad light with having links with a rogue nation have triggered all the outrage against the series.
Seeman, leader of the Tamil Nadu based political party Naam Thamizhar Katchi launched an offensive against the trailer, series, its creators and even the actors for making a film that allegedly portrays Tamil people in a bad light and more importantly portraying LTTE as a terrorist group.
The political leader tweeted from his official Twitter handle warning with a two-page notice to boycott the film series fully, else to face severe consequences.
The two-page condemnation notice against the film series said that “The premise of creation which was originally in Hindi is now taken to Chennai, portraying its Eelam woman as a rebel with similarities to the LTTE and falsely linking with Pakistan’s ISI through a particular dialogue.”
“Despite losing over 2,00,000 lives of Tamilians to the Sinhala nationalism of Sri Lanka and demanding justice only through democratic and judicial means around the world, the creators choosing to portray Tamilians as extremists is highly condemnable.”
On Monday, Rajya Sabha MP from Tamil Nadu, Vaiko had written a letter complaint to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar seeking a ban on the upcoming Family Man Season 2 series. Creators Raj and D.K themselves have requested fans to keep patience until the series comes out to watch it and clarify any negativity.