The backlash over Pooja Bhat’s Bombay Begum has intensified on social media after the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) issued a notice to Netflix asking it to stop streaming the show. The child rights commission said that the content of the show may result in the abuse and exploitation of children. The series released on Netflix on March 8.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, headed by Priyank Kanoongo asked the global streaming partner to stop streaming Alankrita Shrivastava's Bombay Begums. NCPCR has issued a notice to Netflix and asked for a detailed report within 24 hours on the action taken by them in this concern, failing the commission would initiate appropriate legal action against the digital platform. "From normalization of casual sex by minors, web series are now normalising the use of drugs," said the notice referring to a scene where a minor is seen taking cocaine at a party in a scene.
Ever since the release of Bombay Begums, the show has been facing outrage on social media by a section of Twitteratis. Post the notice issued by NCPCR, the sharp criticism has intensified with netizens asking for a ban on the show.
Yes #BombayBegums shows a 13 yr old Hindu girl snorting cocaine. But she does it under the influence of alcohol which she has had because a Muslim boy refuses to sleep with her, so you can't really blame the director for it.
— Eminent Intellectual (@totalwoke) March 12, 2021
Since when did the size of a girl’s breasts become an important part of school life that a girl needs to take a selfie and share it to prove that she is cool and attractive. #BombayBegums #Bollywood always trash values.
— Savio Rodrigues 🇮🇳 (@PrinceArihan) March 12, 2021
From normalisation of minors indulging in casual sex we now have web series showing minors having Cocaine.
Screengrab from #BombayBegums where a 13yr old is snorting coke as the party she goes to is all about alcohol, drugs.
Sink it in. pic.twitter.com/RXOyq1GaJS
— Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj (@DeepikaBhardwaj) March 10, 2021
This is women empowerment of bollywood:-
Dream of school girls is to send selfies with a developed body part to Imran
— Sunny Pagare (@19SunSunny) March 11, 2021
The web-series stars Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur, and Aadhya Anand. The story revolves around four women in Mumbai who come from different strata of society. The series is directed by “Lipstick Under My Burkha” maker Alankrita Shrivastav.