The chairman of Central Board Of Film Certification, Prasoon Joshi recently expressed his displeasure and disagreement with a few scenes in Amazon Prime‘s new web series Rasbhari that stars Swara Bhasker in a lead role.
The censor board chairman took to his Twitter account to talk about the show and how he thought the makers should have been more responsible and that we should rethink the difference between freedom of expression and freedom of exploitation.
Saddened byWebseries #Rasbhari’s irresponsible content portraying alittle girl child dancing provocatively in frontof men drinking.Creators& audience need 2seriously rethink Freedomof expression or freedom of exploitation?Let’s spare children in thedesperate need4 entertainment.— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) June 26, 2020
The series is produced by Applause Entertainment and Tanveer Bookwala and started streaming on Amazon Prime from Thursday. The producer to clarify that the CBFC chairman had misunderstood the scene that he was referring to. And that he must’ve missed the subtext of the said scene.
Sir, I feel like the scene has misrepresented itself to you. Or you’ve missed the glaring subtext and meta satire. We’ve all lived through the family circus and dance This isn’t a gender or age myopic exploitation, it’s the hypocrisy of the effects of pop culture on society.— Tanveer (@tansworld) June 26, 2020
Swara also took to clarify that this was not their intention and tweeted to Prasoon Joshi explaining the same. She explained the scene that he was referring to and informed him that he was getting the scene wrong. She said that it was the exact opposite of how he had perceived it.
आदर सहित सर, शायद आप scene ग़लत समझ रहे हैं। सीन जो वर्णन किया है उसके ठीक उल्टा है। बच्ची अपने मर्ज़ी से नाच रही है- पिता देख कर झेंप जाता है & शर्मिंदा होता है।नाच उत्तेजक नहीं है, बच्ची बस नाच रही है, वो नहीं जानती समाज उसे भी sexualise करेगा- scene यही दिखाता है। #Rashbhari https://t.co/xUAmRBHHjJ— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 26, 2020