Indian TV shows like ‘Crime Patrol’ and ‘Savdhaan India’ could be set for more rigorous and tighter censorship rules after the Chief of CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) lashed out about the free flow of muck into homes.
CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani said, “Television soaps, reality shows and crime shows are crossing all limits. Shows like Crime Patrol and Savdhaan India show the most gruesome and heinous crimes in graphic detail. Real-life people are named in the fictional recreation of crime stories.Women are raped in incestuous attacks, housewives and minor girls are shown to be violated. If the same content was shown in any film we at the CBFC would have to clamp down heavily on the content,” he said.
He added that action must be taken quickly for television shows, “Why are filmmakers required to get a new censor certification for their films to be shown on television when all the rest of content made specially for television gets to go on air unchecked? This free flow of content in television must stop. It’s affecting the natural psychological development of young minds. Parents are worried.”