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Basyukta Basuprava

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.

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.

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