A non-government organisation (NGO) on Thursday filed a plea in a local court, seeking a ban on a popular TV reality show, hosted by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, stating it has a detrimental effect on the minds of children and youngsters.
According to the plea, filed by the Global Human Rights Council (GHRC), children try to attempt stunts featured in ‘Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi’ and end up seriously injuring themselves.
These stunts can sometimes prove fatal for kids, it states.
The GHRC has also said the disclaimer shown at the beginning of the show is
displayed in very small letters and for a very short duration, which makes it look like a mere formality.
The court of JMIC Pritpal Singh will hear the plea on July 16. Akshay Kumar and Colors, the channel on which Khatron Ke Khiladi is aired, are expected to present in court their defence the same day.