The Supreme Court on Friday slammed producer Ekta Kapoor over "objectionable content" in web series "XXX", saying it is corrupting the minds of the younger generation of this country. The top court was hearing a petition filed by Kapoor challenging the arrest warrant issued against him for allegedly insulting soldiers and hurting the sentiments of their families in a web series aired on his OTT platform 'Alt Balaji'. was given.
They are polluting the minds of the young generation of the country
A bench of Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice CT Ravikumar said, "Something has to be done. You are corrupting the mind of the young generation of this country. It is available to all. OTT (over the top) content is available to all. What kind of option are you giving to the people?... on the contrary you are polluting the minds of the youth.
There is freedom of choice in this country
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Ekta Kapoor , said a petition has been filed before the Patna High Court, but there is no hope that the matter will be listed for hearing soon. He said the apex court had earlier also given protection to Kapoor in a similar case. Rohatgi said the content of the series is subscription based and there is freedom of choice in this country. To this, the court asked what kind of option was being given to the people.
We have seen the order and we have objections
"Every time you come to this court...we don't appreciate it. We will fine you for filing such a petition. Mr. Rohatgi please convey this to your client. Just because you can take the services of a good lawyer... This court is not for those who have voice." The bench said, "This court works for those who do not have voice... People who have all kinds of facilities, if they cannot get justice then think about the condition of common man. We have seen the order and we have objections.
These allegations were made on Ekta Kapoor's series
The top court kept the matter pending and suggested that a local lawyer may be engaged to know about the status of the hearing in the high court. A court in Begusarai, Bihar had issued a warrant on the complaint of former soldier Shambhu Kumar. Kumar, in his 2020 complaint, alleged that the series 'XXX' (Season 2) showed several objectionable scenes involving the wife of a soldier.