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Should children be barred from reality shows?

Stars share their stand.

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Of late there have been a number of reality TV shows involving children of all age groups. While the platform does provide immense exposure for the little ones, it also affects their health and education.

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar believes the platform is fine for the children as long as there are some regulatory laws, but some celebrities like Hema Malini opined that children should be kept away from the reality TV shows completely because of the pressure they go through.

Here is what the celebrities had to say:

Shoojit Sircar: At the age of 7 or 8 you can perform on stage where you are not scrutinized by some judges, and regulatory laws should be made... Everything is designed around these shows to 'sell'.

Naseeruddin Shah: Maybe reality shows themselves should be barred!

Hema Malini: Children should be kept away from reality shows. No doubt they are talented. But the pressure on these children to perform is killing... Other children will also try and follow them. They will miss their beautiful childhood.

Sandhya Mridul: Reality shows are exacting. It's no place for children and they definitely rob them of their childhood and innocence. Amongst other things. It's practically child labour in my opinion.

Dia Mirza: I don't subscribe to the idea of bans. But I do agree that there must be strict guidelines for shows involving children. I also agree that the manner in which these reality contests involving children are conducted are grossly negligent of a child's wellbeing.

Sayani Gupta: I have always felt even with little kids doing serials and ads, that it strips them of their innocence and somewhere pushes them to grow up before they should. It also gives them a false sense of popularity and many a time when these children grow up into adults, they always feel they are neither here nor there.

People don't recognize them anymore but they still undergo a sense of turmoil as they need to find their place in the industry again from scratch. These kids talent shows, honestly, are quite appalling.

I feel children should be protected from any kind of fake notion of stardom or a false sense of being. It is imperative to protect their childhood. And actually, use those years to learn a craft and show their talent. It's like counting the eggs before they have been hatched. Please spare their childhood.

Dia Mirza Hema Malini Naseeruddin Shah Sandhya Mridul Shoojit Sircar Ayesha Shroff dg Sayani Gupta

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vaishu.6 3 years ago Stop watching this kids reality shows agar aap log yeh shows dekhna band kar doge toh phir aise shows ki trp bhi kam ho jaayegi aur yeh shows apne aap hi band ho jayenge .aur channel ka loss hone ke baad woh aise dobara launch bhi naahi karenge. Kyunki aap unhe dekhte hai isilye woh aapko dikhate hai
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Creativez 3 years ago Some points are agreeable like flirting kids, too much help drama,it's competitive world their is politics and nepotism even in schools sometimes talent isn't given a chance their,
And kids from humble origins have. Opportunity to succeed through this channel shows like Faisal,saloni,jaamet kaur,etc many have worked in movies serials and have given new life ,
And Indian parents especially middle class to be successful in academics which is not possible for all,
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nocry 3 years ago I completely agree. Children should be away from these programs that kills not only their innocence , will create irrepairable damage to their personality with unwanted pressue competition politics and the rubbish in the name of jokes, flirt and romance
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PureDrivenSnow 3 years ago I'm so glad this debate is gaining momentum! Kids shouldn't be robbed of their childhood and made to grow up too fast no matter how demanding the world is. The makers and channels really need to take this seriously.
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change12 3 years ago I totally agree with sandya mridul it's sort of child labour
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ifrini 3 years ago Rules and regulations are must, specially age . I hate to see them cry when they are eliminated.
Also Sa re ga ma need to stop the flirting and romance immediately .
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Viji79 3 years ago I totally agree with everything that has been said about kids reality shows. I don't support reality shows in General and kids reality shows in particular.
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Mystic_nights_ 7 years ago love you aamir khan
u are the bESt
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kasaf_ZGH 7 years ago you are the best. waiting for your next venture
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..Peppermint.. 7 years ago This is why he is called The Perfectionist!
Hats off to his acting, the plot of d3 might not be the best but Amir defo gave his 101% and made that movie worth watching!
Still in awe of his acting!
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