The Family Man 2 faces flak as #ShameonYouSamantha trends on Twitter
Even before the release of the sequel, the south audience has demanded a ban of the series as they initiated #ShameonYouSamantha on Twitter.
Since the release of the trailer of the sequel, the Amazon Prime series, A Family Man 2 has faced a lot of flak with an alleged agitation that Tamilians have been portrayed controversially and offensively in the series. The issue has now gone ahead to criticize the protagonist of the series, Samantha Akkineni who plays a spy in the film. #ShameonYouSamantha has gone viral on Twitter as fellow locals blame Samantha for not being considerate about the sentiments of her people despite being a girl from Chennai.
However, it wouldn’t be right to say that everyone from the south has been agitating. While some demand the ban of the series as they that the series talks about the coalition between the ISI and the Sri Lankan Tamil rebels who had fought like warriors, other moderates say that they would wait to watch the series and then decide whether it portrays offence or not.
The sequel will once again show Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari who will be pitted against a rebel played by Samantha Akkineni this time. The makers, Nidimoru and DK have put in a lot of effort and pain into making the sequel. They say that they do care for the sentiments of the Tamilians and do not wish to spread hate. However, they would appreciate it if people would give it a chance and watch the series which is a balanced and unbiased interpretation of the issue.