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NCW writes to Ministry on show featuring Rahul Mahajan

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Aarti Dhar

NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry asking it to ensure prevention of indecent portrayal of women in a reality show on a bride hunt for Rahul Mahajan beginning Monday.

NCW chairperson Girija Vyas said the Commission wrote to the Ministry after seeing the advertisement on television.

She said the show, Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jaayega Swayamvar Season 2, is yet to be telecast and the letter was written before that. She said the title ‘swayamvar’ itself suggested commodification of women.

“Our vocabulary is rich. You can find many other words for the show. Swayamvar is word which denotes commodification of women,” she said.

A change has already been made in the title, with Rahul clarifying in the advertisement that it is not ‘swayamvar,’ but a ‘wedding.’

The show will present Rahul along with 15 prospective brides of whom he would select one. Earlier, a similar show featured a groom hunt for Rakhi Sawant.


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