Lucknow, Dec 3 (UNI) Noted Hindi poet and satirist Surendra Sharma censured some TV channels for showing programmes in the name of entertainment, which have adverse effects on the society.
Talking to UNI here yesterday, Mr Sharma said such programmes also compromised with dignity.
''These channels are showing nudity, which was unheard of earlier,'' he lamented.
''Anything that works to harm or divide the society should be banned,'' he quipped in no uncertain terms.
Asked to comment on the recently released Hindi film 'Aja Nach Le' controversy, the poet said he was yet to listen the song, which contained the purported objectionable words.
''However, there has been a lot of news in the media about it...if the song really contained unsavoury words, it was prudent to amend it. The film producer and director did the right thing to delete the controversial line from the lyrics,'' he noted.
Mr Sharma added that music and poetry worked to unite and not divide the society.
''Such words that imperil the societal harmony, must not be used,'' he said adding that politics on the issue must not take place.
The poet was in town for the famous ongoing Lucknow Mahotsava 2007.