OTT content has massively boomed in the country ever since the lockdown was imposed with the outbreak of COVID-19, along with it a debate over its censorship too has been in news. While a certain section of the audience feels there is a need for regulation on OTT content, some feel it is not required. During a podcast with Sorabh Pant, one of the most celebrated actors from the entertainment business actor Dilip Joshi who plays Jethalal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has shared his opinions on the same.
Slamming the OTT platform for the usage of expletives terms he shared recently watching Bandish Bandits, though he was all praises for veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, and also praised the music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, he expressed being unhappy with the usage of abusive language in the web series without any context. He said, "On OTT platforms, we can see some mind-blowing work. There are some great performances. But I feel that there are a lot of expletives used when they are not necessary.”
Talking about Bandish Bandits he said, “Like I saw Bandish Bandits recently and it was wonderful. It had wonderful performances and Shankar, Ehsaan, and Loy gave superb music. But there is one character in it who is himself not comfortable to give gaalis. That was really funny. I don’t know if they have a clause to have cuss words. Without that also, you can do great work.”
Speaking of which he mentioned some of the veterans from the cinematic world gave out excellent pieces of work without using any abusive language, he added, “Like Raj Kapoor ji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee ji and Shyam Benegal ji have done timeless work. They didn’t feel the need to include gaalis.” ALSO READ: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Dilip Joshi Aka Jetha Lal Shares Pictures From His Trekking Days With Friends; Calls It An ‘Amazing Spiritual Trek’
Dilip spoke about how one can show reality without using abusive language, also like everything if it’s done in limit it is enjoyable but beyond it, it becomes troublesome. “If you want to show reality, then also show people going to the toilet and taking a bath. What you cater to the audience, matters. What you see, remains with you. Do you want to create a society in which people talk only using abusive language? There is a limit to everything. If it is within a limit, it is enjoyable. If it goes beyond limit, it starts troubling you,” added Dilip. ALSO READ: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Completes 12 Years; Jethalal Aka Dilip Joshi Extends 'Thank Yous' From Gokuldham Society
Talking about following in the footsteps of the content produced in the west, he further asks does abuse means marching ahead, he said, “I can understand that you need to change with time and evolve. Lekin kya gaali dena aage badhna hai? Whatever is happening in the west, you want to do that here.” ALSO READ: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Jethalal AKA Dilip Joshi Thanks All For The Overwhelming Response Upon His Instagram Debut; Warns Of Fake Accounts
Slightly reminding everyone, that West is trying to look towards the east in terms of culture, “The west is looking at the culture of the east. Our culture and traditions are the oldest. We have so many amazing things in our culture and without knowing that, you have to blindly follow the west. In their culture, they use the F word a lot and so it doesn’t seem unnatural in their shows and content. It’s not that here. Do you talk to your parents like that?” he added. ALSO READ: TMKOC’s Dilip Joshi Aka Jethalal Marks His Instagram Debut; Co-Stars Ambika Rajankar And Others Welcome Him
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