BJP MLA from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, Nand Kishore Gujjar, has written to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar demanding a ban on the Colors TV reality show Bigg Boss. Gujjar said that the show was promoting obscenity and vulgarity and ‘was unfit for family viewing.’
According to news agency IANS, Gujjar said that the reality show was ‘against the cultural ethos of the country and highly objectionable intimate scenes were a part of it.’ “Couples of different communities were being made to become bed partners which was unacceptable,” the news agency quoted his latter.
Gujjar lamented that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ‘trying to make India regain its lost glory,’ shows such as Bigg Boss ‘were demeaning the country’s culture.’
His letter to Javdekar follows a social media campaign by Hindutva fanatics demanding everyone to boycott the show hosted by Bollywood megastar Salman Khan.
Meanwhile, the Bigg Boss show on Wednesday night saw contestants taking part in the weekly Rani Number 1 task. As part of the task, female contestants are locked inside a fort, while male contestants will rescue one of them after each siren. The contestant rescued by boys will then have the opportunity to one pot with a female contestant’s name on it. The contestant whose pot remains intact will become this week’s Rani Number 1.
The task saw lovebirds Paras Chhabra and Shehnaaz Gill fight with each other as the former chose Dalljiet Kaur over her. Paras also shouted at Shefali Bagga for allegedly misleading and brainwashing Shehnaaz.
The last night’s episode also saw Asim Riaz and Aarti Singh fight engage in a heated exchange of words. Aarti was visibly upset after Asim called her response to Abu Malik ‘mean.’