Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has filed a defamation case against 29 media personalities and outlets in Bombay High Court for allegedly maligning her character amid the ongoing porn case involving her husband Raj Kundra.
The actress alleged that the content published by the outlets and individuals defamed her character and is now demanding an apology as well as Rs 250,000,000.
According to the Bar and Bench website, she is accusing The New Indian Express, India TV, Free Press Journal, NDTV, Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook among others.
It also added that platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube should be directed to remove the defamatory content.
She further insisted that media outlets published articles and carried content which maligned her public image.
Media reports say Kundra is accused of telling aspiring actresses they could break into Bollywood through his company, Viaan Industries, which allegedly produced pornographic content for Hotshots, an adults-only mobile app.
The women were then pressured into shooting inappropriate scenes on the pretext of securing a foothold in the Hindi film industry.