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Bigg Boss 7 Gets Legal Notice From I&B Ministry For Too Much Hugging And Kissing!

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Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 10:00 [IST]

Salman Khan's Colors reality show Bigg Boss 7 gets a legal notice from the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry for having too much adult content, like hugging and kissing.

Bigg Boss 7, created by Endemol, is an adaptation of the international show Bigg Brother. The show which went on air on 15 September, has now been issued a show cause notice by the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry. The notice was issued because the ministry felt that some of the content on the show was unsuitable for "unrestricted public exhibition".

After receiving complaints against the widespread TV show, the ministry studied two episodes to examine the alleged objectionable content. They said, "There had been concern about the language used by some contestants in a conversation that was aired on the reality show Bigg Boss 7. In one of the episodes of the show, a contestant is shown sitting on an electric chair and being given electric shocks."

"It was felt that the content exhibited was not suitable for unrestricted public exhibition and prima facie it is violative of the programming code under the Cable TV Act so the ministry has issued a show cause notice and asked the channel to explain," a source said.

The channel, however, has replied saying, "We have received a show cause notice on Bigg Boss from the ministry of information & broadcasting (I&B), and we shall submit our response to the same within time limit prescribed by the ministry."

They also added to this saying, "As a responsible broadcaster, we are mindful of our audiences' sentiments and respect the guidelines set by the I&B Ministry and BCCC (Broadcasting Content Complaints Council). Last year, the format of Bigg Boss was changed to make it more 'parivarik' (suitable for family viewing) such that it is completely suitable for viewing across ages 7 years to 70 years. The casting of the show has also been done accordingly this year as well. And our efforts of making Bigg Boss 'parivarik' has been applauded by all stakeholders in the broadcast industry."

Salman Khan too has also sent warning signals to the inmates, Tanisha and Armaan to keep their behaviour in check since there are cameras at every corner watching their every move.

Shilpa And Apurva Agnihotri

Shilpa and Apurva Agnihotri are the only married couple on the house. With a license to PDA?

Audience

The audience age watching the show would range from 6 to 60 and the content in the show is under scrutiny now.

Too Much Love?

The inmates Kushal Tandon and Gauhar khan became a couple after they met in the house. They have grown pretty fond of each other.

Sleeping Together

The married couple Shilpa and Apurva sleep together in the house.

The New Couple

The latest addition to this love on display is Tanisha and Armaan Kohli.

Do We Want To See This?

Whether they are doing it for real or not, the audience are being exposed this on daily basis.

Gauhar And Kushal

Gauhar and Kushal when in the same house tend to go a little over board with their love.

Buddies

The buddies Sangraam and Andy have been under discussion at various instances.

For Everyone To Watch

Their love for each other is constantly on display.

Sleeping Together Again

The couple if couldn't keep they hands off each other should have stayed home.

Too Much To See?

Too much affection shown for the cameras.

Inseparable

Kushal and Gauhar are inseparable in the house. Whether they would stay together when they are out of the show or not, for the cameras now, they are in LOVE.

For TRP?

Tanisha and Armaan for real? Or just for the cameras.

Armaan Kohli

Armaan Kohli has been portrayed as the ladies man in the house.

Couldn't Live Apart

Shilpa and Apurva couldn't live apart for few days int he beginning of the show.

PDA

PDA on national television is apparently not acceptable for the Information Broadcasting Ministry.

Topics: bigg boss 7, gauhar khan, kushal tandon, tanisha mukherjee, armaan kohli
Story first published:  Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 17:28 [IST]
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