'It's destroying them emotionally': Shoojit Sircar calls for ban on reality shows for kids


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The acclaimed director said that such shows are taking away their innocence from them in early ages.

Shoojit Sircar was highly acclaimed for his last film 'Piku.'

Mumbai: Director Shoojit Sircar, in a tweet, has asked authorities to ban reality TV shows that have children as participants.

Sircar said not only such shows are destroying the kids emotionally and physically but also taking away their innocence from them in early ages.

"Humble request to authorities to urgently ban all reality shows involving children. It's actually destroying them emotionally and their purity," he wrote on Tuesday.

Earlier this year, the 'Piku' filmmaker had also directed a short film "#ReleaseThePressure", which dealt with the pressure children go through during exam season.

The short film aimed at creating awareness in parents about their child's performance anxiety.

"Mounting pressure on the kids to perform, has become a stark reality of every urban child's growing up years. And I firmly believe our primary responsibility as a conscientious parent, as citizens and as makers of this film, is to not only raise this issue but also to raise it in a manner keeping in mind the sensitivity of the matter for the kids that face it," Sircar had told PTI.