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Vigorous debate in the High Court regarding Bigg Boss Telugu Season 7

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Bigg Boss Telugu 7 High Court Debate

The fans are patiently waiting for Bigg Boss Telugu Season 7. However, it seems the reality show has got caught in a legal quandary. The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday issued notices to the state and central government, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Star Maa channel, actor Nagarjuna and Endemol India after a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed against the alleged obscene scenes.

The High Court has expressed its dissatisfaction over the present situation and said that filing complaints after the show aired is tantamount to post-mortem examination which is not serving any purpose. The High Court bench of Justice U Durga Prasada Rao and Justice P Venkata Jyotirmai also stressed on the need for a regulatory mechanism to censor such objectionable content and also urged to address the issue.

Telugu Yuva Shakti president, Ketireddy Jagadeeswara Reddy and a film producer filed two PILs, claiming that Bigg Boss Telugu was aired without any censorship and that the presentation is not suitable for children to watch. Arguing on behalf of the petitioners, advocate G Siva Prasad Reddy said that any show with adult content should be telecast between 11 pm and 5 am.

C Raghu, who is senior counsel for Endemol, argued that Bigg Boss Telugu is no longer being aired which makes the petitions irrelevant. Senior advocate CV Mohan Reddy, representing Star India Maa, also emphasized that there is no provision for pre-telecast censorship. He urged the audience to complain if they have any complaints.

Mohan Reddy also suggested that if the show requires pre-telecast censorship then the central government should legislate accordingly. He also cited freedom of expression under Article 19 of the Constitution which applies to television shows as well and said viewers who find the content objectionable can easily change the channel.

Hearing the arguments, the Andhra High Court highlighted the potential threat to social and moral values when TV channels start telecasting obscene content under the garb of freedom of expression. The court also remarked that it will examine the matter within its purview and may direct the Center to implement necessary steps for content regulation, observing that addressing the issue after the airing of the show is of limited importance. The High Court has fixed the next hearing for four weeks later. The High Court has fixed the next hearing for four weeks later.


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