The most-watched reality dance show Super Dancer Chapter 3 on Indian television is everyone’s favourite. The show that debuted in 2019 has landed into trouble. According to recent reports the show’s judges, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, choreographer Geeta Kapoor, and Anurag Basu, have been accused of asking “vulgar and sexually explicit questions” to a young contestant.
The questions that were asked in the episode were so worrysome that The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken action, The commission issued a notice to Sony Pictures Networks airing the show, demanding the immediate removal of the contentious episode from all platforms. The Commission has expressed deep concern over inappropriate and disturbing questions that were asked to the minor child. In addition to violating the Commission’s guidelines for child and adolescent participation in the entertainment industry, the co-content has sparked controversy. This has literally raised eyebrows on social media platforms like Twitter.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has urged the show’s producers to respond soon to the notice. They not only asked to remove the episode but also provide an explanation that why it was asked from a child contestant’s parents during the show. The Commission’s Chairperson emphasized the seriousness of the matter, requesting an Action Taken Report (ATR) to be submitted within 7 days.
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Now coming to Sony Pictures Networks’ response to the notice. Let us tell you that so far there is no official response to the allegations and the notice. Hence the entire situation has left the fate of the controversial episode in trouble.
About dance, the reality show Super Dancer Chapter 3
For those unfamiliar with the show, Super Dancer Chapter 3. It features young contestants aged between 4 and 13 years old. These talented youngsters are paired with choreographers, known as Super Gurus. These gurus train them in various dance forms. Based on their performances, the children either progress to the next round or face elimination. As the legal battle continues the future of Super Dancer Chapter 3 remains uncertain. This incident is also a reminder that one needs to be cautious and responsible while involving children in entertainment activities and reality shows.