Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar (Photo Credit: PTI)
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar has sought a report from the ministry regarding the content of ‘Bigg Boss’ show. "I have received a letter and have asked ministry officials for a report on what is being shown (on the Big Boss show). We will be getting the report this week," Javadekar said when asked if there is an order to ban TV reality show Bigg Boss 13 on the grounds of alleged vulgarity shown in it.
Salman Khan's show Bigg Boss 13 has been under the scanner ever since it commenced two weeks back. The concept of 'Bed Friends Forever', wherein the housemates have to share their bed with another housemate, has been dissed by many organizations.
Earlier, Nand Kishor Gurjar, BJP MLA from Loni in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, had written a letter to him requesting to immediately stop the telecast of the show alleging that it is spreading vulgarity and hurting the social morality of the country.
"The show is against the cultural ethos of the country and highly objectionable intimate scenes were a part of it. Couples of different communities were being made to share their bed with one-another which is unacceptable," the letter by the BJP MLA reads.
Rajasthan-based Karni Sena has also reportedly filed the complaint to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, complaining that Bigg Boss is insulting Hindu culture and traditions.
Javadekar was asked about an update on banning the show, when he showed up at an event in Pune recently. In response, he stated, "I have asked Ministry officials for a report on what is being shown (on the Big Boss show). We will be getting the report this week."