Mirzapur Makers Troubled With The New I&B Censorship Rule?- EXCLUSIVE

The new guidelines by the Government about OTT content coming under the I&B Ministry has left many filmmakers baffled. The makers of Mirzapur, which is high on abuses and violence, are also feeling the heat

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Mirzapur Makers Troubled With The New I&B Censorship Rule?- EXCLUSIVE
With the streaming platform now coming under the censorship guidelines of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the free-for-all atmosphere that prevailed on the OTT platform is a thing of the past. The ongoing serials which revel in the ‘filth’ dimension would now have to seriously reconsider their attitude towards the volume of luridness in their content.

A member of the popular Mirzapur cast revealed to this writer that there is consternation in their team over the new censorship rules on the digital platform. 

“We are talking about this among ourselves. Our USP in Mirzapur is the blunt content, fearless plotline and the authentic dialogues. The characters speak like real gangsters in the Northern belt. They would now have to curb their BCs and MCs severely. It would just not be the same any more,” said the source. ALSO READ: Mirzapur 2: Creates A Benchmark By Becoming The Most Watched Series On Amazon Prime, Season 3 Is On Way


However, a source close to the Government says the OTT platform doesn’t have to be afraid. “It’s not as thought that overnight they would be asked to turn into prudes. The whole idea of a digital platform is to give filmmakers the freedom to show and say what they can’t in the cinema. The curb would be on sleaze rather than authenticity," the source said. ALSO READ: Mirzapur 3 Is Officially On Its Way; Amazon Prime Announces The Arrival Of The Third Season; Who Will Rule Mirzapur Now?

Veteran lyricist and media commentator Amit Khanna feels there’s no reason for the digital filmmakers to panic. “It doesn't change anything at present. The notification is only about change in Business rules which means that digital content which was currently being administered by the Ministry of IT will now be looked after by I&B Ministry. This is in fact good as content and carriage are two different entities. If and when any regulations are introduced, there will be proper stakeholder consultation and perhaps an amendment to the act. As per Government's statement in the SC, online content will have self-regulation.”





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