Relief to the makers of Mirzapur web series, Allahabad High Court stays arrest

Allahabad High Court gave relief to the makers of Mirzapur web series.

Allahabad High Court gave relief to the makers of Mirzapur web series.

Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani (Ritesh Sidhwani), the makers of Mirzapur Web Series, are relieved. His arrest has been stayed by the Allahabad High Court.

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  • Last Updated:January 29, 2021 7:32 PM IS

Allahabad. Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani (Ritesh Sidhwani), the makers of Mirzapur Web Series, are relieved. His arrest has been stayed by the Allahabad High Court. Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani have filed a petition in the High Court to quash the case filed against them.

On January 17, an FIR was registered against the makers of the Mirzapur web series. In the case filed in Mirzapur Kotwali Dehat police station, the makers are accused that they have spoiled the image of Mirzapur district through the web series. This web series was also accused of hurting religious and social sentiments.

Hearing the petition of the web series makers, the High Court has stayed their arrest. It was alleged in the FIR that Mirzapur district has an excellent heritage, but in the series released in 2018, the district has been shown as a city of mafias who gang up to run their power in the district.

A case has been registered against the makers of this web series- Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Bhowmik Gondalia and Amazon Prime Video. A case has also been filed against the manufacturers under Section 295-A, Section 504, 505 of IPC and Section 67A of IT Act. The first season of this web series was released in 2018 and then its second season was released in 2020. Earlier there was a huge controversy over the ‘Tandav’ web series. People were outspoken on social media and said that, this has hurt religious sentiments. The matter reached the Supreme Court. The court said that actors cannot play the role of hurting the religious sentiments of others. Many scenes of ‘Tandava’ have already been removed. The Bollywood celebrities did not comment on the court’s decision. However some people including Hansal Mehta, Pritish Nandi and Konkona Sen Sharma had discussed the blurring of the line between art and artist and its implications. Some people questioned how actors could be held responsible for the roles played on screen.



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