It tells a good story, Manoj Bajpayee on ‘The Family Man’ row
- The actor reacted to the backlash against his show for allegedly showing Eelam Tamils in a poor light
- He urged everyone to watch the show before coming to the conclusion
- Please watch this show and you will feel very proud, he said
Actor Manoj Bajpayee finally broke his silence on ‘The Family Man Season 2’ controversy and says that the show will make all Tamilians very proud. Some politicians opposed the show when the trailer was released and said that it is showing Eelam Tamils in a poor light.
Manoj Bajpayee, who plays the central character in the Amazon series, requested everyone to watch the show.
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Manoj said that many of the core team members of ‘The Family Man’ were Tamilians and ‘have done everything possible to show their respect for the Tamil culture and sensibilities’.
“The ones leading our show, especially the second season, are primarily Tamilians). Raj and DK, Samantha (Akkineni), Priyamani, Suman (Kumar), who is the writer… Who can be a better person than these guys to safeguard the interests of Tamil people, friends and viewers? I don’t think anybody can be better than them. They are the people who have been leading this show, they have created this show and they have done everything possible to show their respect for the Tamil culture and sensibilities,” he said.
“You will feel very proud of the show. This is one series which believes in diversity. Please watch this show and you will feel very proud of this show for the fact that it not only tells you a good story, but it also tells you how proud this show and the creators are of the Tamil culture and sensibility,” he added.
In a letter to Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, the Tamil Nadu government said the web series ‘depicts the Eelam Tamils in a highly objectionable manner’.
In the past, the directors of the show Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK also issued a statement saying that certain ‘assumptions and impressions’ have been made on the basis of a few scenes shown in the trailer.
The show will premiere on June 4.