After the intervention of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, last year, various OTT platforms and websites came under its purview over the content. This resulted in to people from the art and showbiz expressing disappointment over introducing control over the freedom the online space offered.
Sharing his views on the same, Kunal Kemmu, who’s much in demand in the digital world, told BT, “Just because there is tolerance to the amount of sex or bad language in the digital space, it doesn’t mean you over do it. Har ek line me gaali daalne ki koi zaroorat nahi hai. It should be part of your story and be effective in the narration. Just because you have freedom, that doesn’t mean you exploit it.”
Touching upon the other side of the debate, Kunal shares, “I feel sometimes people get hyper sensitive about certain things. It’s not that somebody is trying to put somebody down on a web show…it’s just a fictional character and the narrator is trying to say something in the relevance of the fictional space. There is a thin line between trying to say something necessary, which is important to the story, or just push agendas or try to get reactions by stirring up a controversy only to boost the number of viewers.”
He concludes saying, “Sometimes actors or story tellers take the self-censorship route. However, when it comes to a law being enforced then it is important that it has to be considered by all parties and followed through various aspects while making films or web shows.”