Major production houses and associations from the entertainment industry has come forward together and filed a civil suit in Delhi High Court against TV news channels like Republic TV and Times Now.
A total of 38 production houses of Bollywood, including that of Karan Johar, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have taken the legal recourse against four senior journalists – Arnab Goswami and Pradeep Bhandari of Republic TV, and Rahul Shivshankar and Navika Kumar of Times Now – for publishing “irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against Bollywood members.”
After the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, these channels conducted media trials of Bollywood and used “derogatory and defamatory” words.
According to LiveLaw, “The civil suit filed by DSK Legal and Associates also seeks to restrain them from conducting media trials of Bollywood personalities and interfering with the right to privacy of persons associated with Bollywood and to ensure that the channels comply with the Program Code laid down under the Cable TV (Regulation) Act, 1994.
They also seek to withdraw, recall and take down all defamatory content published by them against Bollywood.
Check the full list of plaintiffs below: