On the other hand, prominent filmmakers like Hansal Mehta and Pritish Nandy questioned NCPCR’s objection to this web series and said that it is another attack on the creative freedom of filmmakers.
Hansal Mehta tweeted, ‘Do these people spend all their time watching OTT shows or even work for child rights? They are doing a great job. We are not doing our work. ‘
Pritish Nandy tweeted and asked, ‘When will all this stop? Is complete creative freedom hostage? ‘ However, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri defended NCPCR’s move, saying that linking minors with ‘drugs, violence’ is a ‘crime’.
In the notice sent to Netflix, the NCPCR had said that it should give a detailed action report within 24 hours, failing which appropriate statutory action will be taken against it. The Commission had said that children have been shown incorrectly in the web series and such material will not only corrupt the thinking of the youth but will also increase the oppression of the children. In fact, the Commission had received a complaint that this web series showed that it is common for minors to engage in sexual activity and drug abuse.