Today, four Bollywood industry associations including Producers Guild of India, FWICE, CINTAA, Screenwriters Association and 34 Bollywood production houses filed a lawsuit against Arnab Goswami and Pradeep Bhandari of Republic TV and Rahul Shivshankar and Navika Kumar of Times Now to refrain from making or publishing irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against the Hindi film industry.
The civil suit was filed by major Bollywood production houses like Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, Salman Khan Films, Aamir Khan Productions, Ajay Devgn Films, Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment, Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films, Anil Kapoor Film and Communication Network, Akshay Kumar’s Cape of Good Films, Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate Films, Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, Nadiadwala Grandsons Entertainment and several others.
[BREAKING] Suit has been filed before Delhi High Court by four Bollywood industry Assns & 34 leading Bollywood producers AGAINST
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) October 12, 2020
Social media users and celebs have been hailing Bollywood for coming together and taking such a powerful stand against these few news channels. Check out their tweets below:
#BollywoodStrikesBack About time too! These news media channels had crossed all limits. Using stars and abusing them for TRPs!! Why should it be tolerated?
— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) October 12, 2020
I welcome this lawsuit. It will encourage responsible reporting by news TV channels, which is desperately the need of the hour. #BollywoodStrikesBack
— Ranvir Shorey (@RanvirShorey) October 12, 2020
The suit has been filed by biggies of bollywood including Shah rukh, Salman and Karan johar
— Javed (@JoySRKian_2) October 12, 2020
The Entire Bollywood Unites To File A Case Against Paid Media Salman , Srk , Aamir , Hrithik , Ajay , Akshay and many others team up!#BollywoodStrikesBack
— (@BadassSalmaniac) October 12, 2020
— (@iStormbreaker_) October 12, 2020
THIS IS THE STEP WE WANTED FOR A LONG TIME NOW
— Garv Pahal (@iamgarvpahal) October 12, 2020
Finally Bollywood industry unites against media Who dafame Bollywood . Much needed Step
— (@BeingAksh12) October 12, 2020
— Kung Fu Panda (@TheFluffyyGuy) October 12, 2020
The petition filed in the Bombay High Court urged that media houses refrain from making defamatory and irresponsible comments about Bollywood and restrain be imposed on them from conducting media trials of celebrities or interfering with the right to privacy of actors and others associated with the film industry.