Recently, comedian and the current Chairman of the UP Film Development Council, Raju Srivastava released a small video clip slamming web-series Tandav for hurting Hindu sentiments.
In the video, he slammed the creators of the web series for insulting Hindu religion and Hindu deities. He also dissed Saif Ali Khan for supporting this kind of content over and over again.
However, Twitter users were quick to call out Srivastava for his hypocrisy. They shared several videos of his earlier shows where he used Hindu deities in his comedy sketches.
#Tandav पर शोर मचाने वाले #RajuSrivastava ने ख़ुद भगवान ब्रह्मा का भद्दा मज़ाक़ उड़ाया है#BhagwanBrahma को माधुरी दीक्षित से मिलाने का बेहुदा मज़ाक़ #Brahma की सफ़ेद दाड़ी , लाल हो जाने का भौंडा मज़ाक़— Vinod Kapri (@vinodkapri) January 19, 2021
इस गंभीर अपराध पर कब मुक़दमा करेगी @Uppolice? @myogiadityanath (part 1) pic.twitter.com/ag6B87tWxA
Meanwhile in next slide there is a video of him joking about Ramayana. This isn't really offensive, but neither is Tandav. Yet #Tandav will be attacked because the cast and creator is Muslim. pic.twitter.com/Jv7QtdKXWq— sarcastic guy (@TheChandler007) January 19, 2021
Raju began his career through stand-up comedy in talent show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.