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Bollywood puts united front to counter onslaught by news channels

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In a major development, 38 Bollywood production houses have decided to give it back to television news channels that have been allegedly spewing venom on the film fraternity in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The production houses owned by Bollywood biggies have initiated legal action against Republic TV and Times Now.

The production houses have filed a suit in the Delhi High Court against the two channels and their anchors—Arnab Goswami and Pradeep Bhandari of Republic TV and Rahul Shivshankar and Navika Kumar of Times Now.

Who has filed the petition?

The petition has been filed by the following 38 production houses:

  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 Flims
  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. RS 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

What has been sought in the suit?

The suit is to restrain the channels and their anchors from making irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against Bollywood as a whole and members of Bollywood, and to restrain them from conducting media trials of Bollywood personalities.

The suit asks the news channel to abide by the provisions of the Programme Code and to withdraw, recall and take down all the defamatory content published by them against Bollywood.

 

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