Thursday, February 11, 2010

Is our sacrosanct home minister seeing this?

Honorable Home Minister Shri R R Patil came up with this wonderful idea of banning dance-bars in Mumbai. Sacrosanct as he was in his intentions, the situation is however different. Patil said "I will not let Mumbai turn into a brothel". Stern resolution coming from a very stern man. However, Mumbai, now free of the Dance-Bar nuisance is slowly but steadily adapting the idea of electronic prostitution. Teenage and youth promiscuity is being broadcasted openly by a very TRP rich program by the name of "Emotional Atyaachaar".

The program Airs on the Bindass channel every Friday at 7:00 PM. People who are not aware of the program, just to give a gist, this is a show where a Girl (most of the times) allegedly approaches the channel to do a Loyalty test on her boy-friend. The channel immediately reciprocates to her unscrupulous demands by planting a plethora of hidden cameras and luring her boyfriend into a malicious trap. They plant a so called agent, who would seduce the boyfriend into doing something amoral and prurient, which would be filmed by the hidden cameras and shown to the girlfriend. Then the girlfriend after seeing the steamy footages would berate the boyfriend and thus we will have an end to a love story.

The question over here is how different is the girl who is seducing the boyfriend from a bar-dancer or any one of that nature? The love story has ended fine but what about the blatant act of seduction (read prostitution) being shown on the television and being watched by so many people? Didn't Patil give a second thought on banning this program? How can somebody allow such a thing to be designed and developed in Mumbai? What about the right to privacy of the boyfriend? He is not informed that he is being shot. Only the consent is taken from his girlfriend which is legally bizarre.

The information and broadcasting ministry allows such acts of lechery to be done in National Television and the oh so sacrosanct home minister of the state actually doesn't do a thing to stop such programs.

I know many people would have mixed feelings about this blog. For many of us the show is just "bloody-entertainment". But please think at what cost. At the cost of someones dignity and pride. Think about the girl who is being planted. She loses her reputation everywhere and becomes no more than a whore.


1 comment:

  1. Actually you should be addressing the Post to a diffrent category of People. Mr RR Patil will be least bothered about this.

    But another Political party will make a mockery of itself again with their "Pseudo Jan andolan" :)