Plea filed in Madras HC to restrain Star Vijay from airing Bigg Boss Tamil S3

MUMBAI: A petition has been filed in Madras High Court to restrain the telecast of Star Vijay’s Bigg Boss Tamil season 3 without the clearance of the censor board. Madras High Court’s division bench of Justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad will hear the plea today.

Advocate K Suthan has filed a plea seeking the constitution of a panel to censor the television programme.

According to a PTI report, Advocate Suthan has also asked the court to direct Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) to take action against Endemol India – the production house of Bigg Boss. He believes that the programme is contrary to the content code and certification rules of IBF.

In its plea, he also stated that the show is being aired with abusive content to increase its TRP and get monetary benefits without any social responsibility.

He further stated that films which were produced with huge budgets were permitted to be screened only after obtaining clearance from the censor board, whereas such content telecast on television channels did not go through any scrutiny.

Suthan has also urged the court to restrain the television channel from telecasting the show without clearance from the censor board. Bigg Boss S3 in Tamil hosted by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan is scheduled to premiere on 23rd June.

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