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NCPCR pulls up the Thackeray Govt for failing to file FIR against the maker of the Netflix series Bombay Begums for showing kids snorting drugs.

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In a scathing letter, the NCPCR accused the Mumbai Police of delaying registration of FIR against the makers of “Bombay Begums” and even not giving any attention to the Commission’s written request.

On Wednesday, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights wrote a letter to Maharashtra Home Secretary and Mumbai commissioner accusing them of deliberately delaying action against the makers of the controversial Netflix series “Bombay Begums” and asked them to register an FIR within the case immediately.

In separate letters to Maharashtra Home Secretary and Mumbai Police, the NCPCR mentioned that that they had received a complaint against the controversial Netflix series “Bombay Begums” in March this year, accusing the makers of showing objectionable contents. The NCPCR said that the complainants have accused the makers of showing children to be indulging in snorting drugs and taking indecent pictures and selfies within the classroom because portraying and beautifying these behaviors of children and publishing them in the country is against the spirit of the law . 

In order to protect the welfare of children and children, NCPCR considers the content of the program to be offensive when taking any of the above-mentioned actions, and requests the broadcasting service to to prevent such publication. In March this year, the Commission had also asked Netflix to submit an action taken report within 24 hours, failing which it said it might be constrained to initiate appropriate action . However, as per NCPCR, Netflix didn’t act on the Commission’s complaint but merely gave a justification for all objectionable scenes from the series highlighted by the commission.

Mumbai Police fails to initiate action against makers of “Bombay Begums”

The committee stated in a letter to the government of Maharashtra that the makers violated Article 77 of the 2015 Juvenile Justice Act. Subsequently, the committee has asked the Mumbai Police Commissioner to investigate the matter and ensure that there are no other relevant child labor laws or “Guidelines for Regulating Children’s Participation in TV Series, Reality Shows, and Advertising” are violated. 

The committee stated that they had applied to the Mumbai DCP law enforcement agency on April 12, requesting it to submit an FIR for the Netflix series “Mumbai Begums” on the grounds that it violated the 2015 Juvenile Justice Act and various POCSO regulations. However, despite the committee’s instructions, the Mumbai police did not file any complaints against the makers of the controversial series, stating that they need“permission from higher authorities” as this matter falls in the grey area and without the approval of higher officers, they can’t lodge an FIR in the matter.

“The Commission fails to understand that how a cognizable offense U/sec. 77 of Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 falls in the grey area and why Mumbai Police is not willing to register an FIR, despite this being cognizable offence,” NCPCR said in its letter to Manu Kumar Shrivastva, Additional Chief Secretary.

In In a severe letter, NCPCR accused the Mumbai police of delaying the FIR registration of the “Mumbai Begums” makers, even ignoring the committee’s written request. “Since, this is a serious issue where police is not following the laid procedure of the land, hence, you are requested to look into this matter and ensure that no further child rights and law of land is violated in this matter,” the NCPCR chief wrote to Maharashtra government.

After some Twitter users called the OTT platform’s latest web series “Mumbai Begums” a misrepresentation of children, the NCPCR learned of the anger online. The apex child rights body has asked Netflix to stop broadcasting the recently launched web series “Mumbai Begums” on the grounds that the image of children in the web series is inappropriate.

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Zivame presents the first ever Virtual Fashion Show

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Pal Pariawala, Mumbai Uncensored, 6th July 2021:

Zivame, one of India’s leading women’s intimate wear destinations, hosted it’s first ever Virtual Fashion Show in the Indian intimate wear space. Zivame is prominent among women of all age groups as a one stop shop for lingerie, shapewear, activewear and sleepwear. It is also known for breaking barriers and making intimate wear more mainstream. 

Recently, Zivame collaborated with influencers and organised an event that showcased real women in the best sellers of the season. The virtual fashion show had Zivame women walking the ramp from home featuring all of their collections. Khatija Lokhandwala, Head Marketing, Zivame, said, “Break the mould is a Zivame trademark and thus organizing a Fashion Show featuring real women showcasing intimate wear is par for the course for us. The aim was to bring the runway experience to all women, right to their homes and do it in a way that makes it relatable”.

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“I have never you know used that abuse at all in my life and I will not repeat it” says Manoj Bajpayee on cursing in The Family Man 2

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Actor Manoj Bajpayee will star in the second season of The Family Man, and there’s something about his character Shrikant Tiwari that he doesn’t understand. Manoj recently spoke out about Shrikant’s potty mouth on the show and how one particular swear word surprised even Manoj.

Shrikant and his wife Suchitra (played by Priyamani) are seen at a couple’s therapy session in the show’s preview. He begins dishing out Bollywood dialogues and finishes it with swear words that had to be beeped out, fed up with people using metaphors for his situation.

Manoj told Mumbai Uncensored that the amount of swearing in the scene is not something he is used to in real life. “Woh jo jeeta wahi sikander, uske baad joh gaali aati hai, woh zindagi mein kabhi use nahi kiya, woh gaali sach mein itni gandi lagti rahi ki pata nahi kaise muh se mere woh organically nikla,” says Shrikant Tiwari. “It’s such an obnoxious swear word that I’m not sure how it came to me so naturally. It just happened organically because I was immersed in Shrikant Tiwari’s character the entire time. Sh*t yaar yeh loge yahi rakhenge, yahi rakho iske alawa kuch nahi rakhna hai.” In the interview, he said, “These people will use it. All this and nothing else”

Despite his reservations, Raj and DK were eager to incorporate it into the show. “Exactly this happened; I spoke to Raj and DK, who said, ‘No no, it’s looking fine, it’s superb,’ before jumping, ‘no no, don’t change this violence, this is brilliant, this goes with Shrikant more.’ I’ve never used that kind of violence in my life, and I won’t do it again because social media is such an evil platform, and you never know when it’ll come back to bite me” he said. Shrikant will face new obstacles and villains in the upcoming season. Samantha Akkineni, an actress, is also a part of the second season, which will premiere on Amazon Prime on June 4th.

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PUBG Battlegrounds Mobile India launch: Latest updates about launch date, iOS, Beta version

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Fans of PUBG Mobile India are anticipating the arrival of Battlegrounds Mobile India, the rebranded version of PUBG Mobile India, with bated breath. The launch of Battlegrounds Mobile in India is scheduled to happen in June, though Krafton has yet to confirm an official release date.

The new edition of PUBG Mobile has created quite a stir in the gaming industry. PUBG Mobile India’s new avatar is awaited by tens of thousands of gamers. Pre-registration for the Indian version of PUBG was available on the Google Play store on May 18, and more than 20 million registrations have been recorded since then.

Android users will be the first to get the Battlegrounds Mobile India game, followed by iOS users. According to BGR India, the iOS version of the game is in the works and would be launched after the Android version is available to everyone.

The game will be released exclusively for the Indian market. All of the features that Krafton has released thus far are similar to those of PUBG Mobile, which has piqued the interest of several enthusiasts. Following the publication of different trailers for the game, many fans took to Youtube to post videos claiming to know the precise release date of Battleground Mobile. Many members of the Indian gaming community claimed that the game would be released as early as June 10 due to their interpretation of the ‘hints’ in the promotional teasers, trailers and posters of the game. Another speculated date for its release is June 18th. Battlegrounds Mobile India has turned to its Facebook page ahead of the game’s formal launch, to thank everyone for their support so far. Battlegrounds Mobile India also encouraged users to pre-register for the game in the same message

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