Noted Assam actor Adil Hussain speaks up for the artistic freedom of digital streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and others when they were sued for explicit content.
An NGO Justice for Rights demanded removal of vulgar and sexually explicit content from these streaming platforms.
Adil Hussain, speaking on the matter tweeted, “All producer’s, director’s, actor’s associations from across India, must come together, hire the best of the lawyers and defend artistic freedom of digital platforms like Netflix and others,”.
All Producer's, Director's, Actor's associations from Across India,
must come together, hire the best of the Lawyers and defend Artistic Freedom of Digital Platforms like @NetflixIndia & Others also demand to dissolve the current policy of @CBFC_India https://t.co/Evc7GvVO3L
— Adil hussain (@_AdilHussain) November 14, 2018
He also demanded the dissolution of the current policy of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
His tweet came after the Delhi High Court sought the Centre’s response on a plea for removal of vulgar and sexually explicit content from online platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and others.
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao listed the matter for further hearing on February 8.
Advocate Harpreet S. Hora appearing for the NGO sought a law or guidelines for regulating content available on these platforms.
The petitioner said online platforms offered vulgar, sexually explicit, pornographic, profane, virulent, religiously forbidden and morally unethical contents in order to attract more subscribers and generate profit.