‘Bigg Boss’ gets a stay order on I&B Ministry’s directive

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2010, 08:24 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: A day after I&B ministry came out with strict guidelines on reality shows like ‘Bigg Boss’ and ‘Rakhi Ka Insaaf’ thereby branding them as adult shows and asking them to shift the telecast time to late night shows instead of prime time slots, the makers of ‘Bigg Boss’ went to Bombay High Court and got a stay on I&B Ministry’s directive.

According to latest news, Bombay High Court has put a stay order on the directive issued by the ministry to ‘Bigg Boss’ and the show will continue to telecast at its schedule time i.e at 9 pm.

The Bombay High Court today stayed directives by I&B Ministry to change the broadcast timings of reality show 'Bigg Boss' till Monday.

The order of the information and broadcasting ministry has been stayed till Monday when the concerened channel's petition will be heard.

Earlier, the directive issued to the channel said, “It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that the content of the reality show offends good taste and decency.”

The decisions were taken at an inter-ministerial meeting attended by additional secretaries from the Ministries of Home, Women and Child Development, External Affairs and I&B on Monday.

Numerous complaints have been made by viewers as well as the National Commission for Women and social activists who accused the two channels of showing explicit content.