A Bollywood charade
The case filed by Bollywood biggies towards two TV channels appears to be like suspiciously like what we name ‘Noora Kushti’. It’s a charade just like the World Wrestling Federation bouts, a spectacle with none substance. There isn’t a earthly purpose why the petition mustn’t have claimed damages for defamation. As an alternative, all that it asks is for course to the 2 channels to cease maligning the movie fraternity and name them names. A much more efficient treatment, and an exemplary one at that, would have been to ask for damages value Rs 200 Crore or extra for use for the technicians, extras and 1000’s of day by day wagers relying on the leisure trade for a dwelling.
The movie trade, like different industries, have all the time been beholden to the Authorities, which is everybody’s ‘Mai Baap’ on this nation. The trade’s relationship with the media, particularly TV channels, has been incestuous. They thrive on one another. It has rightly been stated that these identical producers, actors and musicians who’ve sued Occasions Now and Republic TV will fortunately attend occasions organized by the channels, settle for awards given by them and actually dance on the occasions.
The suspicion that the case is a crimson herring is strengthened by Akshay Kumar being one of many petitioners. The actor is thought for interviewing Prime Minister Modi earlier than the final election and asking him questions on how he preferred consuming mangoes. This is similar actor who’s a fan boy of the BJP and if he so needed, he may have simply acquired the PMO and the Authorities to name up the TV channels. The marketing campaign towards Bollywood would have stopped very quickly.
It is usually noteworthy that after Mumbai Police summoned Republic TV officers for interrogation within the TRP case, virtually the whole BJP rallied to its defence. The occasion had executed no such factor in case of Bollywood.
The entertainers can’t do with out TV channels and the Authorities. That’s the arduous actuality. And there may be rather more to the civil case than meets the eyes. Absolutely, the announcement of an indefinite boycott of the channels until they tendered an apology would have been far simpler?