Tamil Nadu government demands ban on Family Man 2, saying it depicts 'Eelam Tamils in objectionable manner'
Tamil Nadu Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Mano Thangaraj has written to Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javedkar to immediately ban or stop the screening of Amazon Prime Video's upcoming web series Family Man 2 throughout the country.
In the letter, the state minister said that the Manoj Bajpayee-Samantha-starrer depicts the "Eelam Tamils in a highly objectionable manner", and not only hurts the sentiments of the Eelam Tamils but also the feelings of the people of Tamil Nadu.
MDMK leader Vaiko had on Sunday made a similar plea to both Javedkar and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin. Naam Tamilar Katchi leader and actor-director Seeman had also called for a ban on the series.
Also read | The Family Man is completely different from the clutter that is available on any OTT platform: Manoj Bajpayee
Mano Thangaraj in the letter said: "Branding Tamil speaking actress Samantha as a "terrorist" in the series was directly an attack on the pride of Tamil population living around the world and no one would tolerate this kind of motivated and mischievous campaign."
He also said that the series has already evoked widespread opposition from the people of Tamil Nadu as well as from the political parties in the state.
The minister also said that while the Eelam Tamils were struggling for equality, justice, peace and dignity in the island nation, Amazon Prime should not have undertaken such a smear campaign against the community.
Family Man 2 is scheduled to stream on Amazon Prime Video on June 4.