Centre released new guidelines to manage the OTT content. After that many celebrities come forward and started sharing their opinion on this decision.
Film makers like Ekta Kapoor who is the founder of ALTBalaji, has welcomed the new guidelines for OTT platforms.
Priyadarshan, Prasoon Joshi, and Vikram Bhatt have showed the support to the decision.
Priyadarshan said “respect the artistic freedom while providing an avenue for redressal of citizen grievances.”
Director Nila Madhab Panda is also happy with the guidelines and said digital media must be run in a proper responsible way.
Director Vikram Bhatt said “The government isn’t saying “do not make this.” All they’re saying is, whatever you make, there should be enough information out there for the viewers to know what kind of shows they’re watching. There’s no cause of concern as there’s no censorship, (sic)”
Some people of the film industry were looking unhappy withthe center’s new guidelines for the OTT Platforms, Director Onirwho gave film like ‘My Brother Nikhil and Shab’ has disagreed with this decision he said “Death of the cinema and good content. Stab the artist and keep everyone happy. The worst that a democracy can do to an artist is this regulation of OTT.”
The new guidelines bring organizations under a three-tier regulatory framework: self-regulation (Level I); self-regulation by the self-regulating bodies (Level II); and the government’s oversight mechanism (Level III).
The government has also asked the OTT Platforms to show their content on the basis of age — U (Universal), U/A 7+ (years), U/A 13+, U/A 16+, and A (Adult).
Inputs- News Bytes
By- BRATADEEP CHOUDHURY