02 Jan '12, 10am

India airs edgier TV shows but cuts out the edge

India airs edgier TV shows but cuts out the edge

In this Mar 15, 2007 file photo, Hollywood actor Richard Gere, (left) hugs and kisses Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty during an event for Aids awareness in New Delhi, India. In an effort to attract younger viewers without offending the older ones, Indian TV is now showing some of America's edgiest shows, but cutting out the edge. -- PHOTO: AP NEW DELHI (AP) - Would the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll fueled TV show Californication be worth watching without the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll? What about serial killer series Dexter without the gore? In an effort to attract younger viewers without offending the older ones, Indian TV is now showing some of America's edgiest shows - but cutting out the edge. As India urbanises and its middle class grows, a delicate dilemma has hit a media culture long dominated by local TV shows aimed at rural audiences, such as the soap opera Baalika...

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