Balika Vadhu
Balika Vadhu

India-Forums

   

Notices to TV shows featuring children

sweet_shagun IF-Sizzlerz
sweet_shagun
sweet_shagun

Joined: 30 November 2005
Posts: 15635

Posted: 14 December 2008 at 11:22pm | IP Logged
Notices to TV shows featuring children

State Govt questions producers about working environment of child artistes, following 'reports of children performing even when they were tired and stressed'


By Santosh Andhale
Posted On Monday, December 15, 2008 at 02:11:19 AM

Avika Gaur in 'Balika Vadhu'. TV has seen a spurt in serials featuring children
The state government has sent notices to producers of TV shows featuring children, asking if they are providing the youngsters with a comfortable work environment.

"There have been several reports of children performing even when they were tired and stressed. We want to know if there is any violation of laws while shooting with children," sources in the state government said.

Sources in the state Labour Commissioner's office said, "Notices under the Child Labour Act were sent on Friday to several channels for shows that have children as performers.

These include Colors for 'Balika Vadhu', 'Chhotey Ustaad' and 'Uttran', Zee TV for 'Chhota Package Bada Dhamaka' and 9X for 'Chak De Bacche'."

Labour Minister Nawab Malik said notices have been issued but insisted he didn't have the details. "Action will be taken if there are any violations," he said.

'Balika Vadhu' producer Sanjay Wadhva, however, denied getting any notices. "They may have sent notices, but we haven't received anything yet. I can't comment  beyond this," he said.

Sparsh Khanchandani in 'Uttran'

Santosh Shinde, project director of Bal Prafullata, an NGO working for children's rights, is happy that the government has finally woken up.

He said, "We are not against children performing in school gatherings. They need to express themselves artistically. We are against commercial exploitation of young minds and bodies.

The state government's action has come after the National Commission for Child Protection took a tough stand on this issue."

The issue of children featuring in films or television was discussed at a two-day workshop on labour laws in New Delhi last week.

Apparently, Union Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chaudhary was very keen on the issue and, sources said, it is possible the Centre too may independently seek explanations from TV channels.


Source-Mumbai Mirror

The following 2 member(s) liked the above post:

CeruleanSky-aditi-

  • Page 1 of 1

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
BV - Maha Epi - 14th Nov 09 - Children's Day Spl

Author: niveditha   Replies: 4   Views: 787

niveditha 4 787 11 November 2009 at 11:56pm by bookbrain007
Recent brides on TV shows - Article

Author: niveditha   Replies: 1   Views: 4268

niveditha 1 4268 28 July 2009 at 3:42am by subha2601
Notices to producers for overworking child actors

Author: -Maya-   Replies: 1   Views: 605

-Maya- 1 605 16 December 2008 at 2:14pm by Varun_Mehta
Two much on Children's day- Avika and Avinash

Author: Monu-SunNaa   Replies: 3   Views: 3931

Monu-SunNaa 3 3931 14 November 2008 at 8:50am by AreYaar
TB - Anandi and Jagdish celebrate Children's Day

Author: niveditha   Replies: 0   Views: 718

niveditha 0 718 14 November 2008 at 3:47am by niveditha

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels
Forums

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index