Manoj Bajpayee On Impact Of Tandav Controversy On The Family Man: 'It's Overstated; Did You Feel It Was Censored?'

Manoj Bajpayee has clarified that reports of the Tandav controversy impacting the premiere of The Family Man 2 were overstated

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Manoj Bajpayee On Impact Of Tandav Controversy On The Family Man: 'It's Overstated; Did You Feel It Was Censored?'
The Family Man Season 2 left the audience impressed, all thanks to the acting chops of National Award recipient, Manoj Bajpayee’s performance. The second season was scheduled to release in February but was pushed ahead to June 2021, which raised a lot of speculations. Many assumed the show was pushed ahead because the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video’s another show, Tandav, was gripped by a controversy. FIRs were filed against the show for hurting the sentiments of a certain community.

But in his appearance on Indian Express eAdda, Manoj clarified that reports of the Tandav controversy impacting the premiere of The Family Man 2 were overstated. He said, “It is overstated. The Family Man season 2 was complete and was ready for release when the Tandav episode happened. Did you ever feel in The Family Man that it is censored? If at all we were worried, it was about the protest that was coming from a different part of the country.”

“But we were very confident that once people saw the show, they would understand that it is about them. Raj and DK and the writers put all the sides of debates in the script for people to decide. That’s a great way to put all the arguments in the script,” added the actor.


Unlike Tandav, The Family Man 2 was largely liked by the audience. ALSO READ: Tandav Row: Saif Ali Khan's Name Added To The FIR Filed By Mumbai Police Against The Makers Of The Show - REPORT

As per reports in the media, while the third season of The Family Man is in the making, Manoj Bajpayee asserts it may take two-three years keeping in mind Raj and DK's choc-o-block diary. ALSO READ: Tandav Row: FIR Registered Against The Makers And Actors In Mumbai; UP Police Arrives In Mumbai For Investigation-REPORT




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