2 News Channels are sued for calling Bollywood Druggies, Scum. The producers said that highly derogatory words and expressions like dirt, filth, scum, druggies were used for Bollywood.
A lawsuit has been filed in Delhi High Court against irresponsible reporting by certain media houses. The lawsuit has been filed by leading Bollywood filmmakers against Republic TV and Arnab Goswami and Pradeep Bhandari of the channel and Time Now and its tip faces Rahul Shivshankar and Navika Kumar. Bollywood says that the media channels in question had been reprimanded and penalized earlier also.
The case is by four film industries and 34 producers along with production companies of Karan johar, Yash Raj, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. The case asks that the channels and social media platforms should refrain from making irresistible remarks against Bollywood. Further, they have asked that they should be restrained from conducting media trails of film personalities. The case also asks that they be restrained from interfering with the right to privacy of people in the industry.
Here are some other complaints put forward by the producers about the channels. The channels have used provocative expressions like It us Bollywood where the dirt needs to be cleaned; This is the dirtiest industry in the country; All the perfumes of Arabia can’t take away the stench of the filth and scum of underbelly of Bollywood; Cocaine and LSD drenched Bollywood.
Who all have filed the case?
Those who have filed the case include Producers Guild Of India, TV Artist Association, the Cine, Ad- Labs films, Anil Kapoor Film and Communication Network, Ajay Devgn Films, Arbaaz Khan productions, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, Rohit Shetty Pictures, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures, Roy Kapur Productions, Reliance Big Entertainment, Vinod Chopra Films and Vishal Bhardwaj Films.