MIB registers a complaint against Anurag Kashyap’s horror short film from his 2020 collection

Complaints about Anurag Kashyap’s short film Ghost Stories in the 2020 collection prompted the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to adopt the Information Technology Rules 2021 earlier this year.

Among the first cases of objections to be submitted after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting created the Information Technology Rules 2021 previously this year was a complaint regarding Anurag Kashyap’s short film Ghost Stories in the 2020 collection.

According to a report in the Mid-Day, the petitioner is upset about a scene in the short film wherein Sobhita Dhulipala’s role consumes a foetus after a miscarriage. According to the complaint, “The scene is not required for the story, and if the creators wished to add such a scene, there should have been a trigger warning for women who have gone through the trauma of miscarriages.”

Per the article, grievances must be filed in 24 hours and responded to as soon as possible. According to the report, a Netflix India official said, “As this was a partner-managed production [RSVP Movies and Flying Unicorn Entertainment], we reached out to the production company to share the complaint.”

Digital news media was in danger of excessive before the publication of the Rules. Many regard the new legislation as an attempt to control and put constraints on digital artists. “So far, so good… Netflix received a complaint about Ghost Stories. This concludes the discussion “MediaNama saw Anurag’s Instagram Story, which is no longer viewable on his page but was seen by MediaNama.

On New Year’s Day 2020, Ghost Stories, a compilation film that included features by directors Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar, was aired. It was a sequel to the filmmakers’ anthology Lust Stories, which was released in 2018.

Titles like Sacred Games and A Suitable Boy have sparked controversy on Netflix India, while titles like The Family Man and Tandav have sparked controversy on Amazon Prime Video.

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