The ripples set by the death of Sushant Singh Rajput’s now turned into legal tremors with almost 38 Bollywood production houses and 4 film industry associations moving Delhi High Court. Into details, Republic TV, Arnab Goswami, Pradeep Bhandari, Times Now, Rahul Shivshankar, Navika Kumar have been named in the suit filed before the HC by the film bodies owned by Bollywood biggies like Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar, Aditya Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar.
The lawsuit reportedly sought to restrain television channels from making “irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks” against the Hindi film industry. The petition reportedly listing terms like “dirt”, “filth”, “scum” and “druggies” used by the specified news channels over the past few months.
Among the prominent names missing from the list is Ronnie Screwvala Productions. The Film & Television Producers Guild of India (PGI) and Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) have also joined the suit.
Since late actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away, the Hindi Film industry became a target of constant ridicule on TV news channels with “derogatory and defamatory” words being used for Bollywood and its members. It can be recalled that on September 17, the Delhi High Court had directed media houses to exercise restraint after actor Rakul Preet Singh filed a petition against unsubstantiated reports linking her with a drug case.