Will Netflix Stop Streaming Bombay Begums For “Inappropriate” Portrayal Of Children?

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Will Netflix stop streaming Bombay Begums after National Commission for Protection of Child Rights Notice? Online streaming giant Netflix was told to stop the streaming of Alankrita Shrivastava’s Bombay Begums by India’s apex child rights body National Commission for Protection of Child Rights Notice. Reason? As per NCPCR, the show portrays teenaged characters in an inappropriate light. Will Netflix pay heed to the notice? What will happen if it doesn’t?
Here are five things that we know so far about the Bombay Begums controversy:

1. NCPCR issued a notice to Netflix yesterday asking it to immediately stop the streaming of its new web-series Bombay Begums owing to the inappropriate portrayal of children.

2. Netflix has also been asked to file a detailed response in the next 24 hours. If it doesn’t, legal action will be initiated against the OTT giant.

3. According to the NCPCR statement, the show “will not only pollute the young minds but may also result in abuse and exploitation of children.”

4. The action by NCPCR is based on a complaint that says that the web series shows children indulging in casual sex and abusing drugs.

5. The show stars actors Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash and Plabita Borthakur in lead roles. The supporting cast includes Vivek Gomber, Adhya Anand, Manish Chaudhary and Rahul Bose.

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