No coverage of Aishwarya Rai’s pregnancy or delivery
Television media decides to respect Aishwarya Rai’s dignity and privacy
Tue, Nov 08, 2011 07:39:35 GMT
This is definitely a much needed move. The television media has decided not to interfere in Aishwarya Rai’s personal life and give the mother-to-be her well deserved privacy and respect.
Amitabh Bachchan wrote on twitter: “And the message from the journalist of electronic stated: ‘ .. to respect ur family's privacy n women's dignity all tv news networks decided not to follow aishwarya's pregnancy or delivery. Not a single line news till official announcement. No camera's and OBs will be stationed at your place or hospital. Regards ..’”
However, Amitabh Bachchan had to face questions from the print media about the whole incident. He wrote that he received this message from the print media: “have you told the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to stop OB Vans from being anywhere near your house and hospital during the delivery of the baby ..”
Well, apparently, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has passed an order stating that the dignity of a patient should be respected and that the placing of OB (Outside Broadcasting) vans outside hospitals be not allowed.
Also, a tweet by Amitabh Bachchan led to a negative reaction from a section of the media. His controversial tweet read: “So who does one believe ? The self proclaimed etiquette and decency of the electronic, or the dictat of the I&B Ministry ??”
However, Amitabh Bachchan was quick to clarify on the whole incident and wrote in his blog: “Some media subsequently got upset with both of us -- " the Ministry and me, and sms’d me on the futility of my story and that they took no orders from the Ministry ! I felt that they had misunderstood the entire episode, so I hastened to clarify that I was never expressing anything that was even remotely derogatory towards them -- " ‘marna hai kya‘ -- " and thanked them for their decision to respect the dignity and not intrude on the privacy of our family during the time of the delivery. This calmed them down and all was sorted out in a spirit of good judgement and peaceful harmony. Phew !!!”