Delhi High Court.
The filmmakers have asked Republic TV, Times Now, to stop making derogatory remarks against Bollywood. The producers have requested the High Court to restrain the news channels from calling the industry ‘dirty’, ‘op r’ or ‘druggy’.
At the same time, he has requested his members to stop ‘media trials’ on various issues. The petition, filed by four film industry associations and 34 producers, also called on the industry to refrain from interfering in the right to privacy.
It features Republic TV, editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and journalist Pradeep Bhandari, Times Now and its editor-in-chief Rahul Shivshankar and group editor Navika Kumar (Navika Kumar) and unknown people. Social media platforms have been asked to direct them to make irresponsible and insulting comments against Bollywood.
The case, filed through DSK law firm, said, “These channels are using extremely insulting words and utterances like ‘dirty’, ‘slulu’ and ‘druggy’ for Bollywood.” These channels are using the term ‘this is Bollywood where dirt needs to be cleaned’, ‘not all Arab perfumes can remove the smell of Bollywood’, ‘this is the dirtiest industry in the country’.