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Netflix series ‘Bombay Begum’ sent notice from child commission: Reports

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Even though the government and Supreme Court of India have talked about some censorship of contents being aired on OTT platforms,   after Amazon Prime’s ‘Tandav’ web-series controversy, it seems like there is still some room for amendments as another online streaming platform, Netflix, has also received notice for its web series ‘Bombay Begum’ from Child Commission over some sensitive issue.

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The Child Commission in its notice asked the streaming giant to stop its recently released web-series ‘Bombay Begum’ referring to a complaint that mentioned a 13-year-old girl in the series shown taking drugs. Along with this, the commission also objected on the way the school children have been depicted in the disputed series and asked the platform to submit a report in 24 hours on the issues raised.

The web series in question was released on March 8 over which the Child Commission has taken some serious steps.

The Child Commission has sent a notice to Netflix stating that the streaming of  ‘Bombay Begum’ should be stopped and the OTT platform should furnish a report in 24 hours over the issues raised.

The step was taken after the commission received a complaint that alleged a 13-year-old girl has been shown to be taking drugs. Earlier, action was taken on OTT platform Amazon for the content of their Web series ‘Tandava’. Complaints were filed against the makers and actors for disrespecting Hindu gods and hurting sentiments of a particular community. After this, director of the web series Ali Abbas Zafar had to apologised on the behalf of the Amazon Prime.

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To note, Netflix web-series ‘Bombay Begum’ is helmed by Alankrita Shrivastava. The story is revolves around five different women. Through this web series, actress Pooja Bhatt has made a comeback to the world of acting.

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