With the streaming platforms now coming below the censorship pointers of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the free-for-all ambiance that prevailed on the OTT platform is a factor of the previous, because it now seems at a glum future.
The ongoing serials which revel within the ‘filth’ dimension would now have to noticeably rethink their angle in the direction of the amount of luridness of their content material. A member of the favored Mirzapur forged revealed to this author that there’s consternation of their crew over the brand new censorship guidelines on the digital platform. “We are speaking about this amongst ourselves. Our USP in Mirzapur is the blunt content material, fearless plotline, and the genuine dialogues. The characters communicate like actual gangsters within the Northern belt. They would now need to curb their BCs and MCs severely. It would simply not be the identical anymore.”
However a supply near the BJP authorities says the OTT platform doesn’t need to be afraid. “It’s not as though overnight they would be asked to turn into prudes. The whole idea of a digital platform is to give filmmakers the freedom to show and say what they can’t in the cinema. The curb would be on sleaze rather than authenticity.”
Veteran lyricist media commentator Amit Khanna feels there’s no purpose for the digital filmmakers to panic. “It doesn’t change anything at present. The notification is only about change in Business rules which means that digital content which was currently being administered by Ministry of IT will now be looked after by I&B Ministry. This is in fact good as content and carriage are two different entities. If and when any regulations are introduced there will proper stakeholder consultation and perhaps an amendment to the act. As per Government’s statement in the SC, online content will have self-regulation”
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