Friday, July 28, 2006
Mumbai (UNI): Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty has written to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Y K Sabharwal, requesting to initiate appropriate orders which could set a guiding precedent in maligning cases by lawyers against film artistes.
Shilpa's letter comes in wake of the High Court order staying the arrest warrant issued by a magisterial court in Madurai against her in an obscenity case.
Earlier, she had sought help from National Commission of Women (NCW) Chairperson Girija Vyas by submitting a written complaint.
In her letter addressed to the CJI, Shilpa has said such people, in order to gain cheap publicity for themselves, not only cause damage to the reputation of artistes, but end up wasting the courts' precious time also.
She has also thanked the NCW and Dr Vyas for standing up for her rights and supporting her at the time of crisis.