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Top Netflix executive dismisses reports on meetings with RSS

Srishti Behl Arya flatly termed the reports as fake news

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MUMBAI: Top Netflix executive has denied the rumoured meeting of the streaming service and representatives of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Netflix India International Original film director Srishti Behl Arya termed the reports as “fake news”.

A few days ago, media reports floated on the meetings of RSS representatives with officials of online streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon to restrict ‘antinational’ and ‘anti-Hindu’ content on shows and urge them to show content that “represents real Indian culture and ethos.”

“It’s not a true story. There was no meeting at all. It’s a fake news,” Behl Arya said at a panel titled “Artistic Freedom: Mapping Out The Entertainment Story” at the ongoing Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival Dismissing the report as “completely false,” PTI reported.

Amazon Prime India Originals head Aparna Purohit said, "We will continue to comply with the law of the land." 

"The law is the law. It's not like, 'I don't like you, so I'm going to stab you.' Whatever is permitted by the law, we would go into those spaces and the rest is all about the stories that creators want to tell," Behl Arya elaborated.

Recently Reuters also reported quoting a government official that the government might impose censorship on streaming platforms which may cause censorship threats  for services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar. 

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