Indian Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi took to Twitter on Saturday to express his sadness over certain scenes from Rasbhari. Joshi slammed Swara Bhaskar for making such a show and called it a 'Freedom of Exploitation.' Prasoon Joshi said that the writers of the show need to be more careeful about what they write. Rasbhari tells a story set in Meerut. The story revolves around a boy Nand played by Ayushmaan Saxena who falls for his teacher (Swara). The film turns to pure chaos when everyone finds out about the teacher's obsession to sex.
On Twitter Prasoon Joshi tweeted, "Saddened by Web series #Rasbhari’s irresponsible content portraying a little girl child dancing provocatively in front of men drinking. Creators & audience need to seriously rethink freedom of expression or freedom of exploitation? Let’s spare children in the desperate need for entertainment."
Swara Bhaskar replied to Joshi's comments on twitter and wrote, "With due respect sir, maybe you misunderstand the scene. It is the opposite of what you describe. The child is dancing of her own will and the father feels embarrassed. The dance is not provocative, the child is just dancing, she does not know that the society will sexualise her too. This is what the scene shows.
The show's producer Tanveer Bookwala also defended the show and said, “Sir, I feel like the scene has misrepresented itself to you. Or you’ve missed the glaring subtext and meta satire. We’ve all lived through the family circus and dance. This isn’t a gender or age myopic exploitation, it’s the hypocrisy of the effects of pop culture on society."
Saddened byWebseries #Rasbhari’s irresponsible content portraying alittle girl child dancing provocatively in frontof men drinking.Creators& audience need 2seriously rethink Freedomof expression or freedom of exploitation?Let’s spare children in thedesperate need4 entertainment.