The trailer of the much awaited second season of the show ‘The Family Man’ released a few days ago. The leading man Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari will be joined by Samantha Akkineni in the second season.
Soon after the trailer released, the show was mired in a controversy as Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko has written a letter of complaint to Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar seeking a ban on ‘The Family Man Season 2.’ In his letter, Vaiko said that the trailer depicts Tamilians as terrorists and ISI agents having links with Pakistan.
Earlier, Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) Founder Seeman had also demanded a ban on the web series for allegedly portraying Tamils as vicious and the Liberation Tiger for Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as terrorists.
Now, the directors of the show Raj and DK have issued a press statement and addressed the controversy. The statement reads:
“Some assumptions and impressions have been made based on just a couple of shots in the trailer. Many of our lead cast members, as well as key members of the creative & writing team, are Tamilians. We are very cognizant of the sentiments of the Tamil people and Tamil culture and have nothing but the utmost love and respect towards our Tamil people. We have put in years of hard work into this show, and we have taken great pains to bring to our audiences a sensitive, balanced, and riveting story – much like we did in Season 1 of the show. We request everyone to wait and watch the show when it releases. We know you’ll appreciate it once you watch it."
The 9-part season, The Family Man 2 will premiere on - on Amazon Prime Video on June 4, 2021.