Actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub was highly applauded for his role 'Shiva Shekhar' in thriller series Tandav (2021). But in the aftermath of the Tandav controversy, Zeeshan found himself facing a tumultuous period that shed light on the true nature of the Bollywood industry. Recently, in an interview, Zeeshan spoke openly about the difficulties he encountered following the controversy.
The controversy surrounding the Prime Video series "Tandav" created significant waves, with certain sections of society expressing offense over a particular scene, citing religious beliefs. This led to numerous FIRs being filed against the show's core team, including a Prime Video executive. For Zeeshan, the repercussions were deeply unsettling, and he opened up about the challenges he endured during this trying time.
Zeeshan revealed the controversy affected his career being sidelined and left without work for six months, as some individuals he trusted went back on their promises, pulling him from potential projects. There were certain opportunities that slipped through his fingers due to the prevailing negativity.
However, amidst these trying circumstances, Zeeshan discovered that the industry is not immune to opportunism, with only a few individuals possessing the courage to stand by their fellow artists during challenging times. These revelations taught him invaluable lessons about the true nature of the film fraternity.
However, Zeeshan regarded this challenging phase as a blessing in disguise, as it allowed him to reassess his priorities. The actor decided to take up projects that he feels deeply passionate about, rather than succumbing to external pressures or compromises.
Zeeshan reached out to some prominent figures in the industry, expressing his interest in collaborating on meaningful projects. He was last seen in web series "Scoop" and was applauded for his noteworthy performance. This latest addition to his repertoire is another feather in his cap.