Rakhi Ka Insaaf

Rakhi ka Insaaf is an Indian tabloid talk show hosted by actress and item girl Rakhi Sawant Produced by I AM Production (Akash Chopra Amrit Sagar) aired on NDTV Imagine. It's mostly based on Jerry Springer. [1]

Rakhi ka Insaaf
GenreReality show
Created byAkash Chopra, Amrit Sagar
Directed byAshim Sen
Presented byRakhi Sawant
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
Production
Producer(s)IAM Production
CinematographyNitesh choudhary
Release
Original networkNDTV Imagine

Controversy

The show is controversial for Sawant's use of obscene language. The show has been slammed by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry of the Indian Government as well as the Allahabad High Court.[2] Sawant has been accused of abetting suicide of a participant of the show.[3] The family members of the participant maintained that the participant had slipped into depression and killed himself as Sawant had called him impotent on air.[1] As on 8 Dec 2010, the Allahabad High Court reserved its judgement regarding the guilt of Sawant in the abetment of suicide of the participant.[4] The court observed the choice of language of the anchor were very offensive and uncivil. The bench also stated that the anchor should not transgress the bounds of ethical value. Sawant's arrest was however stayed as there was no suicide note left by the deceased vindicating Sawant.[3] The Information & Broadcasting Ministry had ordered that the time slots for the show on NDTV Imagine and Bigg Boss aired on Colors be changed from prime time to 11 p.m. till 3 December 2010. The shows were also directed to run a disclaimer stating that their content were not suitable for children. News channels were also directed to not broadcast footage from these shows. The Bombay High Court had stayed this order.[5]

References

  1. "Bigg Boss, Rakhi ka Insaaf now in late-night slots". The Hindu. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  2. "HC flays language in reality show "Rakhi ka Insaaf"". sify.com. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  3. "Rakhi ka Insaaf draws flak from HC". Hindustan Times. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  4. "High court reserves judgement on Rakhi Sawant's petition". Daily News & Analysis. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  5. "Relief for Bigg Boss, can retain prime time slot till December 3". Times of India. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010.


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