Bollywood Takes Republic TV, Times Now to Court for Derogatory Remarks

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As many as 38 film bodies and production houses of Bollywood have filed a suit against Republic TV, Arnab Goswami, Pradeep Bhandari, Times Now, Rahul Shivshankar Kumar and Navika Kumar for irresponsible reporting.

According to reports, the production houses of Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar, Aditya Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar and all other major banners including the Film & Television Producers Guild of India (PGI) and Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) have become plaintiffs to file a suit against the above mentioned channels and journalists in the Delhi High Court.

The 38 film bodies and production houses include:

1. The Film & Television Producers Guild of India (PGI)

2. The Cine & TV Artiste? Association (CINTAA)

3. Indian Film and TV Producers Council (IFTPC)

4. Screenwriters Association (SWA)

5. Aamir Khan Productions

6. Ad-Labs Films

7. Ajay Devgn Fflims

8. Andolan Films

9. Anil Kapoor Film and Communication Network

10. Arbaaz Khan Productions

11. Ashutosh Gowariker Productions

12. BSK Network and Entertainment

13. Cape of Good Films

14. Clean Slate Filmz

15. Dharma Productions

16. Emmay Entertainment & Motion Pictures

17. Excel Entertainment

18. Filmkraft Productions

19. Hope Production

20. Kabir Khan Films

21. Luv Films

22. Macguffin Pictures

23. Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment

24. One India Stories

25. R.S. Entertainment (Ramesh Sippy Entertainment)

26. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures

27. Red Chillies Entertainment

28. Reel Life Productions

29. Reliance Big Entertainment

30. Rohit Shetty Picturez

31. Roy Kapur Films

32. Salman Khan Films

33. Sikhya Entertainment

34. Sohail Khan Productions

35. Tiger Baby Digital

36. Vinod Chopra Films

37. Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures

38. Yashraj Films

This comes in the wake of these channels using highly derogatory words and expressions for Bollywood such as “dirt”, “filth”, “scum”, “druggies” and expressions such as “it 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”, the statement added.

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