Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has spoken up in defence of actor Shilpa Shetty, who has been mercilessly trolled along with her husband Raj Kundra, after the latter was arrested in a pornography case.
“If you cannot stand up for her at least leave Shilpa Shetty alone and let the law decide? Allow her some dignity and privacy. It is unfortunate that people in public life ultimately are left to fend for themselves and are proclaimed guilty even before justice is meted out [sic].” Mehta tweeted on Friday.
“This vilification is a pattern. If the allegations are against a film person there is a rush to invade privacy, to pass sweeping judgment, to character-assassinate, to fill 'news' with trashy gossip all at the cost of individuals and their dignity [sic].” he wrote.
The Hungama 2 actor had filed a defamation suit in the Bombay High Court against media publications and social media platforms for publishing defamatory content against her. When the suit was heard on Friday, the Court directed a few media platforms to take down the relevant content. However, the Court also clarified that this direction should not be constructed as a gag on media.