The demand to ban The Family Man 2 is growing louder with each passing day. The Amazon Prime web series found itself in controversy right after its trailer's release as it is claimed that the series is depicting Tamils in bad light and branding them as terrorist.
Trouble now seems to be on the rise for Amazon Prime Video as Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) Founder Seeman has demanded to put a ban on the Manoj Bajpayee & Samantha Akkineni starrer series as it portrays Tamils as vicious and the Liberation Tiger for Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as terrorists.
The NTK chief issued a press statement calling for a ban on the series and said that the trailer of The Family Man 2 is shocking.
Seeman alleged that the series is intentionally portraying the LTTE as terrorists and Tamils as vicious people and it is not a coincidence that Chennai has been chosen as the location.
According to him, the web series revolves around an Eelam - in Sri Lanka- woman who is portrayed as a militant.
"The colour of her dress resembles that of an LTTE uniform, with dialogues referring to links between the militant group and the Pakistani ISI," added Seeman.
"In a situation where 2 lakh Tamils in Eelam have been slaughtered by the tyranny of Sinhala chauvinism, the attempt to portray the Tamils as terrorists through a web series that stand as the greatest democrats and seeking justice in the international forums through moral and legal struggle is highly condemnable," said Seeman.
He said that soon after the trailer of The Family Man 2 was released, Tamils all over the world have been registering their condemnation with great anger. He has also warned of dire consequences if the series is released.
“If they refuse to ban the show, release it country-wide and try to create a false impression about Tamil people, I warn that they will have to face dire consequences,” he wrote.
The Family Man Season 2 is scheduled to premiere on June 4. Apart from Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akinneni, the series will also see Priyamani, Sharad Kelkar and Sharib Hashmi reprising their roles from the first season.
(Edited By Pradeep Singh)