No more ‘item songs’ on TV: Censor board

No more item songs on TV: Censor board

item songs banned

The so-called “item songs” in films can no longer be shown on television. The government has decided that all such songs will now be rated as adult content and banned from being shown on television channels.

The Central Board of Film Certification, or the Censor Board, has told the government that instructions in this regard have already been sent to all its regional offices and everyone else involved in certification of films to give ‘A’ (adult) rating to such songs. “These songs, thus, would not be allowed to be telecast on television as only (a maximum of) ‘UA’ rated content is allowed on television,” said the Censor Board.

The board has also decided to act tough on songs and scenes in which “any kind of direct or indirect violence is shown against women”

The move is part of the efforts to check vulgarity and obscenity in television serials and cinema. More on Story

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