Salman Khan, one of the biggest stars of Bollywood, recently expressed his views on the need for clean content and censorship on digital platforms.
In a world where OTT (over-the-top) platforms have gained immense popularity due to the pandemic-induced lockdowns, Salman believes that censorship is necessary to ensure that young viewers are not exposed to vulgarity, nudity, and swearing. In this article, we’ll delve deeper into his comments and discuss the pros and cons of censorship on digital platforms.
Salman Khan’s Take on Clean Content and Censorship
Salman Khan’s recent comments on the need for clean content and censorship on digital platforms have raised several questions. He believes that the content on OTT platforms needs to be checked to ensure that it is clean and suitable for all viewers. He added that the cleaner the content, the better it will be, and it will also have a better viewership.
Talking about the artists who do it all on screen, Salman said that it’s not right for security reasons, and it’s not suitable for young viewers. He further added that Hindustan mein rehte hai, thoda boht theek hai lekin itna zyada beech mein ho gya tha. Ab jake thoda control mein aya hai (You don’t need to cross the boundary. We live in India. It was way too much before, finally, it has been curbed). Now, people have started working on a lot of good and decent content.”
Clean Content and Censorship on Digital Platforms
Salman’s comments have brought the debate on censorship on digital platforms to the forefront. While some people agree with him, others believe that censorship may restrict creative freedom and lead to a decline in the quality of content.
One of the main arguments in favor of censorship is that young viewers are exposed to content that is not suitable for them. OTT platforms have become a go-to source of entertainment for millions of people worldwide.
The ease of access and the vast content library have made these platforms popular among people of all ages. However, the lack of censorship has also led to concerns regarding the suitability of content for young viewers.
On the other hand, proponents of free speech argue that censorship may lead to a decline in the quality of content. Censorship may restrict creative freedom, and content creators may be forced to tone down their work to avoid censorship. This may lead to a lack of innovation and creativity in the content produced.
Over the past few years, several actors have made their foray into the OTT world. Some big names in the film industry, including Saif Ali Khan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Shahid Kapoor, and Manoj Bajpayee, have been lauded for their performances in shows and films that premiered on digital platforms.