Top Bollywood production houses move court against Republic TV, Times Now for addressing Bollywood as “druggies”/”scum”

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On Monday, top Bollywood filmmakers and producers filed a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against misleading reporting by certain media houses. Some of the film industry’s biggest names, including Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, and Zoya Akhtar, have come together in the unequaled legal action against two channels – Republic TV and Times Now. This comes in aftermath reports around the investigation of Sushant Singh’s Rajput’s death.  

A lawsuit has been filed against Republic TV and Arnab Goswami, Pradeep Bhandari of the channel, as well as Ties Now and it’s leading anchors Rahul Shivshankar and Navika Kumar.   

The plaintiffs include four industry associations and 34 producers, that includes The Producer Guild of India, they have around 130 members including Bollywood’s topmost broadcasters, studios, as well as streaming platforms. The producers have called attention to several initial occasions where the accused have been penalized and rebuked and have had orders passed against them by Courts and authorities for irresponsible broadcasting and defamatory content and have been found guilty of reporting unconfirmed and incorrect news.

Actors, filmmakers, and film production companies who all are among the complainant include, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Aamir Khan, and Anushka Sharma. The famous filmmaker, who are guild members include, Rohit Shetty, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Kabir Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker, Ramesh Sippy, Rakesh Roshan, Zoya Akhtar, Sajid Nadiadwala,  Luv Ranjan, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vishal Bhardwaj,  Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, and Abhishek Chaubey.

Also, the Reliance Entertainment who’s supposed to be releasing two big-budget movies is also a part of this lawsuit.

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