Show-cause notice issued to Bigg Boss by I&B Ministry

October 27th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Mumbai, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bigg Boss show is in the news once again. This time due to a show-cause notice issued to it by the I&B Ministry. The producers of the show have been slapped with the show-cause notice after they started broadcasting a clip on TV, which showed 2 females Tanaaz and Shamita pulling down Raju Srivastava shorts. The episode is yet to be aired but the promotional clips have been on air for quite some time.

In its notice, the ministry said the show had broadcast content offending good taste and decency that was unsuitable for unrestricted public exhibition. Colors is the channel which is broadcasting the Bigg Boss show, has been asked not to carry any content that constituted a violation of the programme code that is part of the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act 1995.

“It has also been observed that the language used by some participants is vulgar and abusive and the show contains visuals which appear to be obscene and violative of the programme code. Recently, in one of the visuals, a participant has been shown pulling down the shorts of another participant,” the notice said, adding this had offended the sensibilities of many viewers.

The producers of Bigg Boss, have been asked to reply to the notice within five days, say that they will reply once they receive the notice. “We, at Colors, have taken all measures to ensure that our programme is in compliance with the programme code, and we meticulously beep out any abusive language used by participants, keeping in mind the sensibilities of the audience,” they say.

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