MUMBAI: After the Election Commission Controversy, team Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai has decided to ban media from entering the sets of the show.
Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai, which airs on &TV, is one of the most popular comedy soaps. Recently, it found itself mired in a controversy. So, to avoid media questions and further mess, the makers have decided not to allow media on the sets.
A source said to SpotboyE.com, “We have strict instructions to not allow any publication on the set. Also, the actors have been asked to keep mum on the topic.”
The show landed itself in a controversy for its 5th April episode, which reportedly indirectly promoting BJP agendas ahead of the elections. According to a report in a tabloid, the Maharashtra Congress lodged a complaint of model code of conduct violation with the Election Commission.
When the EC issued a show cause notice to the makers demanding an explanation, the channel issued an official statement which read, “As a responsible national television network, ZEE has always created content basis its stringent content guidelines. The mention of certain government schemes and initiatives in some of the episodes of the television shows was a creative call taken purely in the interest of the public.”