Will Bollywood Media Slow Down With Defamation Case?

Tue 13th Oct 2020 01:07 PM

Case Filed On Two Media Channels

Bollywood Vs Media - Civil Case Filed
Bollywood Vs Media - Civil Case Filed

Ever since the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, entire Bollywood is put in bad light by a set of Bollywood media channels. Usage of derogatory words like dirt, filth, scum, druggies and blah blah seems to have irritated Bollywood production companies and a set of stars to the core. 

Resultantly, a civil suit has been filed in Delhi High Court by four Bollywood associations and thirty four leading Bollywood producers targeting Mr. Arnab Goswami and Mr. Pradeep Bhandari of Republic TV, and Mr. Rahul Shivshankar, Ms. Navika Kumar of Times Now.


The guild pleaded saying, Bollywood is a distinct and well recognised class, comprising the Hindi film industry in Mumbai. Since several years Bollywood is a huge source of revenue for the public exchequer, earns significant foreign exchange for India by way of revenue from overseas releases of films, tourism etc., and is a big source of employment, with various other industries also being largely dependent on it. Bollywood is unique and stands on a different footing from any other industry in as much as it is an industry that is dependent almost solely on goodwill, appreciation and acceptance of its audience.

Nevertheless, the words of few media houses are also worth mentioning.

- I is Bollywood where the dirt needs to be cleaned, all the perfumes of Arabia cannot take away the stench and the stink of this filth and scum of the underbelly of Bollywood

- This is the dirtiest industry in the country and cocaine and LSD drenched Bollywood.

Following is the list of plaintiffs:

The Producers Guild of India

The Cine & TV Artiste Association

The Film and TV Producers Council

Screenwriters Association

Aamir Khan Productions

Ad-Labs Films

Ajay Devgn Fflims

Andolan Films

Anil Kapoor Film and Communication Network

Arbaaz Khan Productions

Ashutosh Gowarikaer Productions

BSK Network and Entertainment

Cape of Good Films

Clean Slate Filmz

Dharma Productions

Emmay Entertainment & Motion Pictures

Excel Entertainment

Filmkraft Productions

Hope Production

Kabir Khan Films

Luv Films

Macguffin Pictures

Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment

One India Stories

R.S. Entertainment

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures

Red Chillies Entertainment

Reliance Big Entertainment

Reel Life Productions

Rohit Shetty Pictures

Roy Kapur Productions

Salman Khan Ventures

Sohail Khan Productions

Sikhya Entertianment

Tiger Baby Digital

Vinod Chopra Films

Vishal Bhardwaj Film

Yash Raj Films

Now the moot question is, will Bollywood media slow down with this defamation case?