This is a quick post – to make up for the previous epic of a Twitter post.
I have been following with much interest the buzz around Star Plus’ ‘Sach ka Saamna‘. The latest is that the I&B Ministry has sent a show cause notice to Star Plus over the serial. If you haven’t read the contentsutra article, here it is. “The parliamentarians claimed that the reality game show is broadcasting vulgar values and it is a threat to Indian values and morality,” according to this article.
While I haven’t watched even a single episode of the serial, I am familiar with the format as I have had the voyeuristic pleasure of watching a few episodes of ‘Moment of Truth‘ on Star World.
One of my favourite ‘timepass’ is to consider what my advice to an organisation in crisis would have been. This is an area of interest.
In this case, while one cannot call this a crisis situation, I still couldn’t resist sharing with you what I would have advised Star Plus had I been their Consultant. Of course I am refraining from expressing my opinion on what I think about politicians spending time on this.
Dear Star Plus, Issue an invitation (which could be made public subsequently) to all the politicians raising objections and seeking a ban, to face their moment of truth on the show. Assure them no privacy would be invaded and that all questions will strictly pertain to their work, and there would be no questions on their personal lives. Promise them the format of the programme will be changed basis acceptance from them.
What do you all think? What would your advice be? Let me know.