Shatrughan Sinha reacts to OTT platforms coming under the censorship board, says

Shatrughan Sinha calls the decision to bring OTT platforms under moral policing a 'farce', says that it will kill the art and creativity of television; Read on
Written By Saumya Bansal | Updated: November 27, 2020 19:10 IST
Shatrughan Sinha reacts to OTT platforms coming under the censorship board, says

After the online streaming platforms were brought under the censorship radar by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, many artists have reacted to the decision. The latest one being veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha. He took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "This article from the @timesofindia on enforcing a code of morality in India, with the lame excuse, ‘hurt sentiments’ is such a farce. In these pandemic & difficult times, it was the OTT platforms which were lively & helped us cope while staying home & a stress buster too."

Shatrughan added that this decision is going to kill the art and creativity of television by instilling fear and superstition. “Creating fear through superstition & religion is the worst way to kill art & creativity. This is a great flourishing industry which has a great future ahead, why kill it by just a few with superficial & ‘perverted mindsets’ Food for serious thought! An important read! Jai Hind!,” he added.
In the recent past, many people belonging to religious groups have complained against the OTT platforms for allegedly hurting their sentiments. The latest example is the scene of 'The Suitable Boy' where a Hindu woman was shown kissing a muslin man in a temple. The complaint was filed by the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha national leader Gaurav Tiwari and the Madhya Pradesh police booked two executives of Netflix for the scene.