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SC Slams Ekta Kapoor: Stop Polluting Young Minds

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The producer Ekta Kapoor was severely criticised by the Supreme Court on Friday for the “objectionable content” in her online series “XXX,” claiming that she was tainting the brains of the nation’s young population.

The Supreme Court was considering Kapoor’s appeal against the arrest warrants that had been issued against her for allegedly disrespecting troops and harming their families in the web series that was broadcast on her OTT platform ALTBalaji.

“Some action needs to be taken. The youthful generation in our nation is having their minds contaminated by you. Everyone has access to it. Over-the-top (OTT) material is accessible to everyone. What type of options do you provide the populace? A panel of Justices Ajay Rastogi and C T Ravikumar stated, “On the contrary, you are contaminating the minds of young people.”

The Patna High Court has received a plea, but there is little prospect the case will be scheduled for hearing any time soon, senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi, who is representing Kapoor, said. This prompted the court to make the statement.

According to him, Kapoor had already received protection from the highest court in a related case.

According to Rohatgi, there is freedom of choice in this nation and that the material is subscription-based.

“We don’t like it when you come to this court every time. We will charge you a fee for submitting such a petition. Mr. Rohatgi, kindly let your client know this. This court is not for those who have voices only because you can afford to acquire the services of competent attorneys.

“This court helps those without voices…

Consider the condition of the average person if these folks, who have access to all kinds of amenities, are unable to obtain justice. The bench stated, “We have reviewed the order and we have our concerns.

The high court left the case open-ended and advised hiring a local attorney to monitor the progress of the hearing before the high court.

The warrant was issued by a trial court in Begusarai, Bihar, in response to a complaint made by an ex-serviceman named Shambhu Kumar. In his 2020 lawsuit, Kumar claimed that Season 2 of the series “XXX” had multiple offensive scenes involving a soldier’s wife.

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