Reality show Bigg Boss 3, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, is in trouble over a case of obscenity.The Information and Broadcasting ministry has sent a showcause notice to the producers of the show after housemates Shamita Shetty and Tanaaz Currim pulled down comedian Raju Srivastavâ€™s shorts while dancing around the pool, in the episode telecast on October 25.The ministryâ€™s notice states that the content is obscene and has offended the sensibilities of many viewers who watch the prime-time show with their families. It also added that the producer provided the obscene visuals to news channels for wider publicity. This has violated Section 5 of the Network Act, which states that no programme, which offends good taste and decency or contains anything obscene, can be transmitted/re-transmitted on any cable service.
Further, the government has asked Colors channel not to carry content on the show that â€˜constitutes a violation of the programme code which is enshrined in the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act of 1995â€™, and if they fail to do this, then the show will go off air.
Colors defended its broadcast by saying it â€œhas taken all measures to ensure that the programme is in obedience with the programme code. We will take all precautionary measures which wonâ€™t violate the rules and regulationsâ€.
The I&B ministry has been quite busy of late, sendsent similar notices to the producers of Sach Ka Saamna, Pati Patni Aur Woh and Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao.
Report By: Hill Road Media