Anurag Thakur, the union minister for information and broadcasting (I&B), has issued a warning to OTT platforms, stating that offensive material cannot be displayed on a screen while using creative licence. “Freedom was granted for innovation, not to use expletives and exposing inappropriate content,” added Thakur, he was in Nagpur on Sunday. But, if someone goes too far, we won’t condone profanity or offensive material in the sake of creativity. The minister was answering a question regarding the rise in scenes showing extremely graphic nudity and the overuse of expletives in speech.
Anurag Thakur talks about offensive OTT contents.
By stating, “Recently we witnessed a spike in allegations against OTT services,” Thakur reaffirmed the same. He continued by saying that there really is a predetermined procedure for handling complaints. According to Thakur, the first step in the process is for the producer(s) to find a solution to the problems brought up. At this point, they deal with around 90% of the concerns. If still unresolved, the matter is subsequently pushed to the OTT association level. As per Thakur, Their department then look into the most concerns, and resolution is provided for the many of the complaints.
The union I&B ministry receives a very small number of unresolved complaints. When it is brought before the government or the committee for our department, according to Thakur, harsh action is done in accordance with the law. The minister made a suggestion that this procedure is not set in stone and that a system will emerge to deal with problems as they arise. “our department is looking into it very seriously, since such kind of reports have increased Frequently , ” Thakur added. If modifications to the procedure are required, they will receive the complete attention they require. Previously, We have seen Thakur taking major step towards Entertainment industry.