The Bombay High court has directed the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry on Wednesday to issues a fresh notice against Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd, the producers of the popular reality show 'Bigg Boss 4'. The channel will get 48 hours to submit a reply to the notice once the ministry serves it to the show.
Viacom18 had moved the High Court by filing a writ petition against the I&B ministry's order to shift the reality show 'Bigg Boss 4' from the prime time slot ( 9pm) to a late hour slot (11pm). The ministry on November 16 had filled an affidavit against the producers of the channel Colors accusing that the show has abusive and indecent contents, which is not fit for family viewing and is harmful for the young viewers.
Viacom18 argued the case against the ministry bu saying 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?"
On that argument the HC advised the ministry to give the producers of the show 'Bigg Boss 4' an opportunity to express their views on the matter.