Television shows are crossing all limits, need strict censor policy: Nihalani

 Mumbai
Television shows are crossing all limits, need strict censor policy: Nihalani

The Ministry Of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has now decided to get stricter monitoring agency on board to control the free flow of content on the television sets at home.

Talking about the same the CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani said, "Television soaps, reality shows, and crime shows are crossing all limits. Shows like Crime Patrol and Savdhan India show the most gruesome and heinous crimes in graphic detail.’’

While he chooses not to discuss the I&B’s plans of monitoring content but he described what he considers as the free flow content into homes. "Real-life people are named in the fictional recreation of crime stories. Women are raped in incestuous attacks, housewives and minor girls are shown to be violated. If the same content was shown in any film we at the CBFC would have to clamp down heavily on the content,” said Mr. Nihalani.

CBFC chief strongly feels that restrictions should be imposed on the inflow of content on TV before it gets too late. He also said "Why are filmmakers required to get a new censor certification for their films to be shown on television when all the rest of content made especially for television gets to go on air unchecked? This free flow of content in television must stop. It's affecting the natural psychological development of young minds. Parents are worried".

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