The Bombay High Court on Monday said that it is concerned about media reports about minor children of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. After the arrest of her husband Raj Kundra in July, Shilpa had filed a suit against her and her family for allegedly publishing defamatory articles and videos, which is being heard by Justice Gautam Patel. The actress, in her petition, had demanded that the media be restrained from publishing “false, false, malicious” content. The court has made it clear that it cannot restrain everyone.
The court had said in July that it cannot order a complete ban on media from reporting anything against Shilpa. However, he had directed the removal of three videos uploaded on YouTube. On Monday, Shetty’s lawyer, Abhinav Chandrachud, told the court that he is in talks with media outlets, those running blogs and vlogs, and many of them have agreed to take down the objectionable posts. The court will next hear the matter on October 1.
The court also asked Shilpa’s lawyer Abhinav Chandrachud why he was in a hurry to hear the petition. Justice Patel said, this case of pornography of Raj Kundra is going to go on for a long time. Talking further said, “I am not worried about Shilpa Shetty…she will take care of herself. I am more concerned about her minor children. Media reports on Shetty and her children’s personal life are of concern. The subjects are… this case can have a bad effect on children.”