Viacom18 Issues Statement On 'Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush' Controversy
Featuring Shivya Pathania and Himanshu Soni in lead roles, Colors show 'Ram Siya ke Luv Kush' has been mired in controversy for spreading "distorted religious information".
"Ramayana is an epic tale that extols quintessentially Indian values through its nuanced storytelling. 'Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush' is our effort to bring to fore this epic through a lens that had not been explored before and thus make it topical in today's day and age across all generations.
"The show draws from various texts, books and scriptures based on Ramayan and it is never our intention to hurt sentiments of any particular group," a Viacom18 spokesperson said in a statement issued on September 14.
Hans Raj Hans Asks Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar To BAN 'Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush'
"We are closely working with the group and taking their feedback on board. We stay committed to working together to make this a show that Indians across geographies and generations enjoy uninhibited," added the spokesperson.
This comes after Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued a show cause notice, dated September 11, to Colors TV for "spreading distorted religious information and also harming the image of Mahrishi Valmiki, causing hurt to their religious sentiments" through "Ram Siya ke Luv Kush".
Singer-turned-politician Hans Raj Hans have also asked Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar to impose a ban on the telecast of the television series for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the Valmiki community.
The Valmiki community had earlier staged a protest in Punjab during which a youth was shot at but was later operated upon.
National Unity Day: A tribute to Sardar Patel | Master Stroke
What all changed after J&K officially bifurcated into 2 UTs? | Master Stroke
Israeli spyware Pegasus snooped on Indian Journalists through Whatsapp | Master Stroke
Maharashtra: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut Meets Sharad Pawar
Drill displays IED diffused with the help of a robot by NSG
Article 370 only gave separatism and terrorism to J&K: PM Modi in Kevadiya
Let us work towards making India $5 trillion economy: Modi To Trainee Civil Servant | Full Speech
Radio Stations in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh renamed
Jammu and Kashmir to witness 'Acche Din'? | Seedha Sawal
Expert advice on how to survive poor air quality in Delhi-NCR