Samantha Akkineni who is making her digital debut with The Family Man 2 starring Manoj Bajpai has landed herself in trouble. The actress will be seen playing the role of a terrorist named Raji. While many lauded her role in the series trailer, there, are some who are brutally trolling Samantha for allegedly portraying Tamilians as extremists. Some are even accusing the makers of showing the Tamilians in a bad light, and are demanding a ban on the web series.
On Friday Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) Founder Seeman demanded a ban on the Amazon Prime web series The Family Man 2 as it portrays Tamils as vicious and the Liberation Tiger for Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as terrorists. In a statement released on Twitter Seeman warns the makers of dire consequences, he wrote, "Call Off #TheFamilyMan2 Web Series Broadcast; Or Face Dire Consequences!"
"The series seeks to intentionally portray the LTTE as terrorists and Tamils as vicious people. It is no coincidence that Chennai has been chosen as the location. The colour of her dress resembles that of an LTTE uniform, with dialogues referring to links between the militant group and the Pakistani ISI. 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," states Seeman
The filmmaker turned politician, also claims that ever since the trailer was released Tamils all over the world have been registering their objection with great anger.
As of now the makers and actress Samantha are maintaining their silence on this controversy. They are yet to make any statement on this issue. The Family Man 2, directed by Raj and DK, features Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, and Samantha Akkineni in lead roles. The show will stream on Amazon Prime Video on June 4.
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