Gandi Baat And Sacred Games ‘Objectionable And Vulgar’ Claims PIL, Seeks Regulation Of Online Content
A pre-screening committee should be set up by the I&B Ministry for web shows, films or other programs which are released directly on online platforms, demands a PIL filed at the Bombay High Court
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Could OTT content like Sacred Games and Game Of Thrones
lose their edge if they were to be censored? While the answer might be one with
no clear consensus, a PIL has been filed at the Bombay High Court seeking
content regulations on certain “obscene and vulgar” shows being aired on OTT
Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and M G Biradkarhave issued notices to the I&B Ministry, Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Home Affairs and to the Nagpur police commissioner, seeking their respective replies by October 31, claim news reports.
The PIL has filed by Divya Gontia reportedly in context to a web series called Gandi Baat on ALTBalaji. Also mentioned in the PIL as objectionable is Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane’s Netflix series Sacred Games. The PIL states that Sacred Games uses vulgar language and shows sexually explicit scenes. More importance is given to nudity, obscenity and vulgarity than to the original plot.
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