Emotional Atyachar is an interactive reality TV show that comes on the channel UTV Bindass. The name of the show is taken from a song of the Bollywood movie Dev D. It is the Indian remake of the popular American reality show Cheaters. Currently, the fourth season of the show is going on.
Emotional Atyachar is a show that can possibly save people (viewers) from getting cheated by their boyfriend or girlfriend, or can expose those who have already cheated on their boyfriends/girlfriends (participants). People who doubt the loyalty of their boyfriend / girlfriend and think that they are being cheated on can come to Emotional Atyachar for aid and request to carry out a loyalty test on their boyfriend / girlfriend. The show uses the terms ‘lead’ and ‘suspect’ to describe the person who wants the loyalty and the person on whom the test is being executed respectively. An actor or model is used as bait. The actor approaches the suspect and tries to become intimate with him / her. The crew follows them. Hidden cameras are used to capture the incidents, and the clips are shown to both the viewers and the lead. This exposes the cheaters.
The host of season 4 is
Pravesh Rana. Season 2 and 3 was also hosted by him while
Angad Bedi hosted season 1. UTV Television is the producer of the show.
An NGO called Indraprastha filed a PIL against Emotional Atyachar in 2011. According to the President of the NGO, Sanjay Tiwari Ujala, Emotional Atyachar is hurting the feelings of the people involved, spreading vulgarity in the society and reducing social and ethical values. The Law Commission said that the TV shows that perform sting operations to expose the unfaithfulness of boyfriends/girlfriends crossing the limits of decency. It also further added that such shows are only violating the right to privacy and not serving any public purpose. The LC went on to say that Shows like Emotional Atyachar should be banned. Whatever be the controversies and deadlocks controversies, Emotional Atyachar franchise is very popular among the youths and gathers good TRP ratings.