The industry is divided over I&B Ministry’s decision to give an ‘A’ certificate to reality shows Rakhi Ka Insaaf and Bigg Boss. While some support it, others think that the concerns are baseless.
The ministry has directed that the shows’ contents are not fit for universal viewing and that they should be aired between 11pm and 5am only.
Theatre personality and ad guru Alyque Padamsee slammed the decision, saying "Its a typical reaction. Next they will say we cannot have Kaun Banega Crorepati as it teaches kids to run after money."
Sources at the two channels Imagine and Colors, who air Rakhi Ka Insaaf and Bigg Boss 4 respectively, have refused to comment on the issue until the notice formally reaches them.
Aspiring actor Rahul Bhatt, who got evicted from Bigg Boss two weeks ago, said, "It’s great, I am in full support of this decision. A lot of vulgar things happen on the show and it is certainly not for the general public to view."
His words were echoed by lawyer Abbas Kazmi, another former contestant of Bigg Boss.
"It is a proper decision. If the content is not according to our culture, it should be aired only for an adult audience."(PTI)