Obscene visuals: Child welfare body wants 'Pathaan' song removed from social media

'Besharam Rang' song stills
The song composed by Vishal and Shekhar was crooned by the duo along with Shilpa Rao and Caralisa Monteiro.

Besharam Rang, the sensational song from 'Pathaan' has been courting controversy since day one of it's release. Now, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district has advised the Director General of Police (DGP) to get the clippings of 'Pathaan' movie song 'Besharam Rang', and other obscene contents, removed from social media as it was having a 'detrimental impact on the psyche of adolescents'.

Using the powers given under the relevant section of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015, the Child Welfare Committee, Bahraich (bench of magistrate), has written to the DGP that it has taken a suo moto cognizance of obscene contents, including the 'Besharam Rang' song, being circulated on social media.

In the letter sent to the DGP, Bahraich CWC President Satish Kumar Srivastava and four-member bench consisting of Deepmala Pradhan, Archana Pandey and Navneet Mishra has said that smart mobile phones had been provided to the teenagers by the Uttar Pradesh government for their all-round development and they cannot be stopped from watching easily available contents.

The move comes days after the Central Board of Film Certification asked the makers to make changes to the song and some visuals in the film prior to the movie's release. Following it's release, right-wing activists have sought a boycott of the film and the song citing the saffron-coloured bikini worn by Deepika in the song.


(with IANS inputs)

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