The Family Man 2: Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko writes to Prakash Javadekar seeking ban on Amazon Prime series
The Family Man 2: Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko writes to Prakash Javadekar seeking ban on Amazon Prime series

Days after Naam Tamilar Katchi top leader Seeman called for a ban on Amazon Prime's 'The Family Man 2', Rajya Sabha member and MDMK leader Vaiko wrote a letter to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar to stop the broadcast of the show, which allegedly 'shows Tamilians in a negative light.'

In the letter, Vaiko said that immediate steps need to be taken to ban the show which, according to the letter, depicts 'Tamilians as terrorist and ISI Agents and having link with Pakistan.'

"Moreover, the sacrifices made by Tamil Eelam warriors were also wrongly shown as terrorist act. Tamil speaking actress Samnadha (Samantha Prabhu) was shown as a terrorist and having connection with Pakistani terrorist, " the Rajya Sabha MP wrote.

"These descriptions have hurt the sentiments of Tamil people and Tamil culture and offensive against the Tamil community. The people of Tamil Nadu are raising serious objections over such act and are protesting against the Serial," read an excerpt of the letter.

The Family Man 2: Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko writes to Prakash Javadekar seeking ban on Amazon Prime series

Last week, NTK leader Seeman demanded that the airing of the web series be cancelled.

He said the trailer-visuals were shocking and there would be "dire consequences" if the series that "tries to misrepresent Tamils" was released.

The second season of 'The Family Man' will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on June 4. It was set for release in February but got postponed following the controversy around the streaming platform's shows 'Tandav' and 'Mirzapur'.

The Manoj Bajpayee-starrer also features Sharib Hashmi, Seema Biswas, Darshan Kumar, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, Shreya Dhanwantary, Shahab Ali, Vedant Sinha, and Mahek Thakur, Mime Gopi, Ravindra Vijay, Devadarshini Chetan, Anandsami, and N. Alagamperumal.

The first season ended on a cliffhanger with Tiwari realising his mission to nab the mastermind of a terrorist organisation is far from over even as his family life comes apart.

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