Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar (Prakash Javadekar) on Sunday said that the ministry will soon issue guidelines for Over the Top (OTT) platforms, as there have been many complaints against some of the series available here. Recently, the controversy over the ‘Tandav’ web series, Mirzapur web series and the film ‘A Suitable Boy’ released on OTT had increased so much that many cases were filed against them.
Javadekar told media persons that, ‘We have received a lot of complaints against some web series available on OTT platforms. Films and serials released on OTT platforms, digital newspapers, cable television networks (regulations) are not covered by the Act or the Censor Board. Soon, some guidelines will be issued to regulate them all.
There have been many complaints about some of the serials running on OTT. The OTT’s films, programs, digital newspaper did not apply to the law of the Press Council, cable television, censor board. Soon smooth arrangements will be announced for their operation: Prakash Javadekar pic.twitter.com/0I6drKFoyd
– ANI_HindiNews (HAHindinews) January 31, 2021
The minister has also announced that from 1 February, full seats have been allowed in cinemas, but with this all protocols related to Kovid-19 have to be followed. Content on OTT platforms has given rise to many controversies recently, which has led to controversy and the producers of these programs are benefiting.
Many cases have been filed on OTT content dispute
Three FIRs have been registered in Lucknow, Greater Noida and Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Two FIRs were registered in Madhya Pradesh, while one FIR has been filed in Karnataka and Bihar. Apart from the FIR about the content aired on OTT, at least three other criminal complaints are pending in Maharashtra, Delhi and Chandigarh respectively.
An actor who played the role of the Prime Minister in the ‘Tandava’ web series has been booked for alleged inappropriate depiction of Uttar Pradesh policemen and deities. Earlier, the Bombay High Court granted transit pre-arrest bail to Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki and Purohit, director of the ‘Tandava’ web series. A case has been registered against these people in Lucknow.