4 Bollywood industry associations and 34 producers have filed a complaint against Republic TV and Times Now reporters for defaming the industry.
The complaint mentions the names of anchors Navika Kumar, Arnab Goswami, Rahul Shivshankar and Pradeep Bhandari.
It has been noted in the civil suit that these news channels have used derogatory words against Bollywood actors and the industry as a whole, using words and phrases like: 'Dirt', 'filth', 'scum', 'it is Bollywood where the dirt needs to be cleaned, etc'.
The suit, filed by DSK legal, also observes:
The privacy of the members of Bollywood is being invaded, and their reputations are being irreparably damaged by painting the entire Bollywood as criminals, seeped in drug culture, and making being part of Bollywood as synonymous with criminal acts in the public imagination.
Reactions to this step taken by Bollywood actors/producers have started pouring in, and here are some of them.
[Breaking] Bollywood hits back with a suit in Delhi High Court seeking to restrain Republic, Times Now from making derogatory remarks | https://t.co/eJ10Le2URk— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) October 12, 2020
Well well well... This looks like a cracking script!— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) October 12, 2020
I'm all for it 👍https://t.co/zFwlYHEdOZ
"As a counter to the 'Bollywood drugs mafia' reportage being carried on Republic TV and Times Now, 38 producers have filed a suit in the Delhi HC seeking to curb the irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks being made against the film industry."https://t.co/nE6igGekF9— Hussain Haidry (@hussainhaidry) October 12, 2020
Finally Bollywood has taken action against bunch of Stupid people. https://t.co/J7zumxDGgj— Kaushal Jaiswal (@kkjaiswal007) October 12, 2020
It was so much needed........gr8 and the main thing they all came together........ https://t.co/rylOXjQQDU— Shilpa (@Shilpasidd) October 12, 2020