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Urgently ban reality shows involving children: Shoojit Sircar requests authorities

PTI
Published Jul 5, 2017, 9:59 am IST
Updated Jul 5, 2017, 10:02 am IST
The 'Piku' director said that reality shows are actually destroying them emotionally and their purity.
Shoojit Sircar is making a film with Varun Dhawan next.
 Shoojit Sircar is making a film with Varun Dhawan next.

Mumbai: Director Shoojit Sircar, in a tweet, has asked authorities to ban reality TV shows that have children as participants.

Sircar said not only such shows are destroying the kids emotionally and physically but also taking away their innocence from them in early ages.

 

"Humble request to authorities to urgently ban all reality shows involving children. It's actually destroying them emotionally and their purity," he wrote on Tuesday.

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Earlier this year, the 'Piku' filmmaker had also directed a short film "#ReleaseThePressure", which dealt with the pressure children go through during exam season.

The short film aimed at creating awareness in parents about their child's performance anxiety.

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"Mounting pressure on the kids to perform, has become a stark reality of every urban child's growing up years. And I firmly believe our primary responsibility as a conscientious parent, as citizens and as makers of this film, is to not only raise this issue but also to raise it in a manner keeping in mind the sensitivity of the matter for the kids that face it," Sircar had told PTI.

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