It can now be told that producer Siddharth Roy Kapur was one of the brains behind the collective lawsuit that the film industry filed against the two news channels TimesNow and Republic TV for defamatory remarks on the Hindi film industry.
One of the litigant-producers told this writer, “This lawsuit and the ensuing order from the Delhi High Court restraining the two channels from broadcasting derogatory content against our film industry is entirely due to Sid(Roy Kapur). I don’t think we would have taken action against the two channels if it wasn’t for Sid’s initiative. He personally rang up all the leading producers asking them to sign the lawsuit.”
One attempted to get Roy Kapur to speak on the revolutionary step to protect the film industry from being maligned. But he chose not to respond.
A source close to Roy Kapur said, “He took the initiative. Now he he will step back and remain quiet and let the law take its course.”
Amen to that.