arrest him. Along with this, the court has asked Aparna to cooperate in the investigation.

Aparna is also named in the FIR registered in Lucknow regarding controversial scenes in Tandava. Against this, he filed an anticipatory bail in the Allahabad High Court, which was rejected by the High Court. He then filed an application in the Supreme Court. The court on Friday granted protection to Aparna and sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on her plea.

The court told the central government that instead of the guidelines on OTT, the law should be enacted. The
Supreme Court has also expressed displeasure over the new guidelines of the central government for the regulation of OTT platforms over the top. The court said on Friday that these guidelines have no merit, as they do not have the provision to prosecute. Also said that OTT platforms should be enacted to control laws rather than guidelines.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the government in this matter, said that the government would consider taking the right steps. Also, any regulation on digital platforms will be told to the court.

The court had sought guidelines from the government,
while hearing the Tandava case, on Thursday, the Supreme Court had said that whatever content is shown on OTT platforms should be screened, as pornography is also being shown on some platforms. The Supreme Court had also asked the central government to hand over new guidelines to regulate social media and online streaming platforms.

Saif Ali Khan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub and Dimple Kapadia starrer Tandav web series released on Amazon in January was released on Amazon Prime Video. Objections were raised about several scenes in the series. They were accused of insulting Hindu deities, showing a wrong image of the police and messing up the dignity of a constitutional post like the Prime Minister.


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