You know we have a serious situation of ‘censorship overload’ when a classic Hindi song like Abhi na Jao Chhod Kar is censored by Saavn.
While this melodious duet by Asha Bhonsle and Mohammad Rafi from the movie Hum Dono (1961) sings of a man pining to keep his beloved longer with him, Saavn’s censorship algorithm mixed the word up with a similar sounding Hindi word for fu*k.
The result was simply hilarious.
And just when you thought that this was a simple goof-up on the part of their algorithm reading the word wrong, this happened:
I thought it was only text, they beep the audio too ??♂️ pic.twitter.com/tZbtt3AOAI— Rohit Bharati (@vividBharati) November 27, 2018
Yes, the music streaming app even beeped out the word ‘Chhod’, which means ‘to leave’ in Hindi! It wasn’t just Asha Ji’s number, but other songs with the same word that suffered a similar beeping out.
So yeah, all the ‘chhod’ songs are like this. I wonder which other Hindi words are censored pic.twitter.com/MC1Mu7xQRK— Rohit Bharati (@vividBharati) November 27, 2018
Losing our sh*it indeed.
Saavn Responds Saying...They are Equally Clueless
(1/2) Well this is...? We're certain this is correct on Saavn, and not exactly sure where the filtering is coming from. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ If there's any way we can help, we'd love to! Do let us know the step-by-step navigation of how you're playing the song and through which devices.— Saavn Support (@SaavnSupport) November 28, 2018
So is it Alexa that is doing the filtering?
This brings us to the question, will you intentionally buy a product that censors out content on your device to make it more sanskari? Let us know in the comments!
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