Top Bollywood producers file defamation lawsuit against TV channels – Reuters India

MUMBAI, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Bollywoods top manufacturers have filed a suit against 2 tv news channels for painting the movie market as a den of drugs and crime following the death of a young motion picture star, they stated.
Sushant Singh Rajput was discovered dead in his Mumbai house in June in what authorities initially said appeared to be a case of suicide. His death unleashed crazy media coverage with TV channels revealing his body, analysing his medical prescriptions and recommending “black magic” was carried out on the star.
The media likewise targeted his sweetheart Rhea Chakraborty, who was eventually detained for drugs usage.
The match, filed in the Delhi High Court, has more than 30 Bollywood production homes and four industry bodies as complainants and refers to the protection of Rajputs death.

Those who filed the suit consist of The Producers Guild of India, the Screenwriters Association in addition to production business belonging to leading Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan.
It was uncertain when the case would show up for hearing.
Republic TV and Times Now have covered Rajputs death and the scenarios around it non-stop, leading to criticism from reporters and social networks users.
” These Defendants are performing and releasing parallel personal examinations and efficiently functioning as courts to condemn individuals gotten in touch with Bollywood as guilty based upon what they claim is proof found by them,” the producers statement said, describing the 2 news channels. (Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Peter Graff).

” The privacy of the members of Bollywood is being gotten into, and their credibilities are being irreparably damaged by painting the whole Bollywood as bad guys, leaked in drug culture, and making being part of Bollywood as associated with criminal acts in the public creativity,” the manufacturers said in a declaration.
They called Republic TELEVISION and its creator Arnab Goswami, along with Times Now, in the suit submitted in the Delhi High Court.
Agents of both channels did not instantly respond to a demand for remark.
A laywer for the producers could not be reached.