Actor Tanuj Virwani’s web series ‘Kamathipura’ was all set to release on 8th March on Disney+ Hotstar. But what came in shock for the actor is, he woke up on Sunday morning with a surprising shock.
Kamathipura is being postponed due to an Operation Cleanup that was taken by Disney+ Hotstar’s top-ranking officials to avoid controversy, moral policing, and litigation. As it is said that The hard-hitting series contains a profusion of unparliamentary language and scenes of prolonged violence. This decision came in the wake of the recent guidelines for the digital platform from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
On this Tanuj, who was shocked by this sudden news, has to say, “I am quite shocked, to be honest. But the series’ makers tell me it’s because of the new OTT guidelines that need to be followed. Will take a few more days before streaming.”
Does Tanuj think the new I &B guidelines are an obstruction to an unhampered flow on the streaming platform? “I think as long as they are logical and fair, they won’t hamper the content coming out too much. Certain platforms and shows have pushed it and abused the self-censorship they were meant to carry out, and now as a result the rest of us are simply suffering collateral damage.”
Kamathipura also features ‘Section 375’ fame actress Meera Chopra in the lead, directed by Shravankumar Tiwari. This seven-episode series is set in and around Mumbai’s red-light area, Kamathipura chronicles a woman police officer’s pursuit to unearth a mystery around a serial killer.