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Show some decency

Rahul Mahajan’s quest for a bride is under scrutiny already.

tv Updated: Feb 03, 2010 01:13 IST

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The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday asked the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to ensure the reality show

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does not portray women in an indecent manner.

“We have sent a letter to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to ensure there is no indecent portrayal of women in the programme,” NCW chairperson Girija Vyas said.

Rahul Mahajan, son of late Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan, began his quest for a bride on national television this week. On the show, Mahajan will choose from a total of 15 women who were selected from over 16,000 applicants from across the country.

Mahajan has also been taking pains to convince people that the show will not have a similar end as Rakhi Ka Swayamvar, at the end of which many viewers felt cheated. “The title itself says that I will take my bride home. I will definitely marry. In fact, the finale of the show will show my wedding only,” he said.

Asked why he chose to launch a national search for a bride on television, he replies, “Did the media feel like leaving me alone when I got married first or at the time I was facing problems? Did the media ever leave my private life? In the past three years, I have not got any privacy. Since 2006, the media has been covering every activity of mine. So whenever I marry next, it will go live — I know it. The only difference now with this show would be that it would be shown on a single channel,” says Mahajan, who lists “dishonesty and melodrama” as the biggest put-offs in his prospective bride.