Viacom 18 Media Private Limited earlier, had challenged the notice by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, asking the court to re-schedule the show timing back to the prime slot. Viacom 18 had moved the court claiming that “No particular dates has been mentioned as to when the show was against good taste and decency. The show has been on for one and a half months, what is the urgency suddenly?"
While, the division bench of justice comprising of D K Deshmukh and N D Deshpande were hearing to the petition filed by Viacom 18 the Union Government lawyers, Rui Rodrigues and Ashok Varma, asked for an extension of date so that they can give the details on the issue. Therefore, the judges have directed them to file a detailed reply on the issue before December 3 which, is the next date of hearing.
Information and Broadcasting ministry a few day ago had issued a notice to 'Bigg Boss 4' and 'Rakhi Ka Insaaf' producers asking them to shift the shows from the prime time slot to a late night slot. The notice stated that the show offended “ good taste and decency" and needs to be rescheduled as family watch shows with their children during the prime slot.