Bosses at NDTV Imagine made it clear that FIR filed against the show Rakhi Ka Swayamvar won't affect the telecasting of the marriage oops! engagement. An FIR was filed against Rakhi Sawant and five others violation of Copyright Act. Gaurav Tiwari the owner of the portal swayamvar.com had lodged a complaint accusing the channel of forgery claiming he holds the copyright of the word Swayamvar since 2008.
Samir Nair, CEO of NDTV Imagine that the case has no merit and was dismissed by a lower court upon which Gaurav Tiwari had filed a criminal case against them. He said it was absurd to think that someone would own copyright over such words. He said that channel would stand by all the people against whom the complaint was filed and there were no issues with the telecast of the show.
Story first published: Friday, July 31, 2009, 10:13 [IST]