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Why are Hema Malini and Jaya Prada’s films banned?

The Lok Sabha Polls are being held this year and many a Bollywod celebrity is contesting election. Stars such as Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaffrey, who are contsting, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan.

 

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As per sources, Poll officials said, “After programmes and films were brought under the ambit of the model code of conduct, officials said these will now be viewed as objects that influence voters. Polling in parliamentary constituencies from where Raj Babbar (Congress), Nagma (Congress) and Jaya Prada (Rashtriya Lok Dal) are contesting have been completed”.

They further added that,”while polling is yet to take place in constituencies of Hema Malini (BJP), Jaaved Jaffrey (AAP) and Smriti Irani (BJP). Poll panel officials said they had received several complaints that the film and television stars were getting undue advantages through their films and programmes in an election that should be a level playing field.”

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