New York, June 5, 2016: While in India, Indian viewers feel that Indian TV is way behind its films when it comes to bold content, opposite is true in Pakistan. Indian TV show Yeh Hain Mohabbatein has run into trouble as Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has just issued a notice to the channel Urdu1 for bold scenes in the show.
Yeh Hain Mohabbatein episode that apparently raised eyebrows was the one that was broadcast on June 1, in which the actors were shown getting physically close. Here is the notice below that was served to the channel Urdu 1.
Yeh Hain Mohabbatein is a passionate love story of a divorcee Raman Bhalla who marries a divorced woman Ishita. Through their hate-love relationship they come together only to fall apart.
The serial is considered a milestone in Indian cinema as both the characters are divorcees and they find love after their first marriages end in bitterness and failure.
Famous Indian actor and soon to-be bride Divyanka Tripathi palys Ishita while the character of Raman Bhalla is played by another top actor Karan Patel.
It seems that PEMRA took the action after viewers started complaining against the intimate scenes in Yeh Hain Mohabbatein on Twitter.
Many Indian serials are watched in the country, where Bollywood films are also seen on a large scale.
اُردو ون کے ڈرامہ "یہ ہیں محبتیں" کے دوران غیر اخلاقی مناظر نشر کرنے پر پیمرا کاچینل کو 18 جون 2016 تک جوابدہی کاحکم pic.twitter.com/DYzHwshrCm
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) June 4, 2016
The show is widely popular but the apparent ‘hot’ quotient has PEMRA worried. Earlier it had also warned Pakistani journalists against following Indian journalists and adopting their style of reporting.