Allahabad HC directs Centre on screening of Dirty Picture on TV

Allahabad HC directs Centre on screening of Dirty Picture on TV

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MUMBAI: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has directed the Centre to ensure that no law is violated when the Vidya Balan starrer Dirty Picture is telecast on Max channel on 22 April.

The directives were given by a division bench comprising Justices Umanath Singh and V K Dixit on a PIL filed by a lawyer Saurabh Shanker who had said that since Dirty Picture was an adult film, it should not be shown during the prime time. The court?s directive comes after it accepted the PIL.

Shanker had pleaded that he had no objection on the screening of the film, but it should not be made during the prime time. "The film can be telecast during the watershed hours between 2300 hrs and 0400 hrs," he said while citing the case of TV shows like ?Big Boss? and ?Sach Ka Samna?. He observed that telecast of adult film in the prime time was violation of the Cable TV Act.

Later, the Court disposed of the PIL after directing the Centre to ensure that no law is violated by screening the film.

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