Trouble for Pooja Bhatt's Bombay Begums: NCPCR demands to ban over portrayal of children
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has ordered Netflix to stop streaming Pooja Bhatt's Bombay Begums.
Alankrita Srivastava has beautifully pieced together Bombay Begums. A few sequences related to the youngest cast, Aadhya Anand, caught the netizens' attention, which further led to NCPCR's radar.
The Chairperson of NCPCR said, "We have sought stopping the streaming of Bombay Begums over the inappropriate portrayal of children in the series." The Commission is taking action based on the complaints that this series normalises casual sex and drug abuse among teenagers. According to them, it might "pollute young minds".
Well, they have given the OTT platform 24 hours to take down the series. Bombay Begums is a story based on five women who belong to different strata of society and want different things in life.
According to SpotboyE, one of the actors from the series said took a stand for what has been shown in the show. The actor stated that the Commission has no idea what happens in the clubs and parties that these teenagers attend, and the term 'inappropriate portrayal of children' is very vague. That actor further revealed that to curb the problems, we have to face them first and what can be better than a web show like this?
Now, we just have to wait and watch to know what happens next. But we all know how bending information can social media give. NCPCR are acting based on what they have read on Twitter.