Shah Rukh Khan Aamir Khan Salman Khan Ajay Devgan Production Houses Approach High Court

Mumbai: The leading producers of Bollywood moved the Delhi High Court against Republic TV and Times Now on Monday. The producers have requested the court to stop Republic TV and Times Now from making or publishing allegedly "irresponsible and derogatory comments" against the film industry. At the same time, he has also requested to stop the 'media trial' of his members on various issues.

The suit, filed by four film industry associations and 34 major production houses as well as Yash Raj Films and RS Entertainment, has also been requested to prevent industry persons from interfering with the right to privacy.

Production houses owned by Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor, Rohit Shetty are also included.

This included Republic TV, its editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and journalist Pradeep Bhandari, Times Now, its editor-in-chief Rahul Shivshankar and group editor Navika Kumar and anonymous defendants, as well as social media forums for allegedly making irresponsible and derogatory comments against Bollywood. Or requested to provide instructions to refrain from publishing.

The suit filed by DSK law firm states, "These channels are using extremely derogatory words and utterances like 'dirty' and 'dragi' etc. for Bollywood." These channels are using the utterances of 'This is Bollywood where there is a need to clean up the mess', 'All Arab perfumes cannot remove the smell of Bollywood', 'This is the most dirty industry in the country'. 'The suit is likely to be heard later this week.

The producers say that they want the defendants (media personnel) to follow the provisions of the Program Code under the cable television network rules and all the defamatory material published by them against the film industry should be withdrawn.

He claimed that the film industry is a major source of employment for various other industries, which is largely dependent on it. He said, "Bollywood is unique and stands on a different footing from any other industry as it is an industry which is completely dependent on the goodwill, appreciation and acceptance of its audience."

Those who filed suit include Film and Television Producers Guild of India (PGI), Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTA), Indian Film and TV Producers Council (IFTPC), Screenwriters Association (SWA), Aamir Khan Productions, Ad-Labs Films , Anil Kapoor Film & Communication Network, Arbaaz Khan Productions, Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, BSK Network & Entertainment, Dharma Productions, Roy Kapoor Films, Salman Khan Films, Sohail Khan Productions, Tiger Baby Digital, Vinod Chopra Films, Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures, Yash Raj Films Etc.