The Delhi High Court has prohibited ZEE Network to broadcast the premiere of adult comedy, ‘Grand Masti’ due to its sexual nature.
According to Mumbai Mirror, the film was not certified for unrestricted public exhibition and cannot be televised under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath was of the prima facie view that under the Act, any movie with a ‘U/A’ or ‘A’ certification, which was not suitable for unrestricted exhibition, can’t be shown on TV.
The petition has also directed the ministry to carry out a detailed enquiry into “irregular re-certification” by the CBFC. “The said film is scheduled for telecast on television and if the same happens, it will result in the gross violation of provisions of Cable Network Regulation Act and also adversely affect the rights and interest of hundreds of thousands of minors in the country, especially children and adolescents,” the plea asserted.
‘Grand Masti’ is expected to premiere in India this week and on &TV UK in September.