Actress Shilpa Shetty has moved Bombay High Court asking for injunction against defamatory content on social media and websites. The actress has cited several reports that are false and defamatory and are damaging her reputation.
The reports have surfaced alleging her involvement and reactions to the on-going investigation of her husband Raj Kundra and his involvement in a case relating to production and distribution of pornographic content.
The interim application filed by Shilpa Shetty seeking damages to the tune of Rs. 25 crore in the defamation suit stated that respondents are causing ‘irreparable harm’ and damage to her reputation with the aim of sensationalizing news and increasing their readership and viewership.
The Hungama 2 actress also sought an injunction against further publication of ‘completely false, erroneous, derogatory and defamatory’ information.
As per ETimes, In the application, Shilpa has also stated that the defamatory articles and videos published in her name have lowered her reputation in the eyes of the public including her fans, followers, brand endorsement companies, business associates and peers who have now started believing those defamatory articles.
The application also states that the defamatory content published against her has maligned the image of her family members, including her minor children and elderly parents and close associates to hatred, ridicule and contempt, and it has also cost her business and professional loss.
She also submits that her reputation is an inextricable part of her right to life under Article 21 of the constitution of India. She has also suggested that certain sections of the media must permanently be restrained from publishing false content about her and the damages caused by such coverage can never be compensated by money.