Civil suit filed against Arnab Goswami

News Desk: On 12 October, a civil suit was filed before the Delhi High Court by four Bollywood industry associations and 34 Bollywood producers against Republic TV, Arnab Goswami and Pradeep Bhandari (of Republic TV), Times Now, Rahul Shivshankar and Navika Kumar (of Times Now) and unknown defendants as well as social media platforms to refrain from making or publishing irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against Bollywood.

Among the studios that have filed the petition are Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, Salman Khan Films, Aamir Khan Productions, Ajay Devgn Films, Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment.

President of Screenwriters Association Robin Bhatt told said “The step was initiated by some people from the industry and was conveyed to all of us. We have come together because some news channels were putting Bollywood in a spot where they were calling them drug addicts, bad people. Their yardstick is not correct. Everyone was hurt. So we all decided that we cannot take it anymore and we moved court”