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MP Babul Supriyo on OTT streaming regulation: no ‘unlimited freedom’ anymore

In a telling interview with Bollywood Hungama, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Babul Supriyo said that streaming services would no longer have "unlimited freedom" on the content they made. Supriyo was speaking on behalf of the government, Bollywood Hungama said. He told the website, "The only thing is, the freedom won’t be unlimited. You won’t be allowed to go on an abusive binge like [in the TV show] Mirzapur. Who swears this much at every opportunity?" Supriyo added that age restrictions would be placed on such content. His remarks come as the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting gains administrative authority over TV shows and films on streaming services, a likely precursor to regulation. Supriyo is the Minister of State at the Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, for which the Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar holds…

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