Landmark decision by Delhi High Court brings big win for 11-year-old Aaradhya Bachchan, Know all the details

Aaradhya Bachchan, the daughter of Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, recently filed a suit in the Delhi High Court against various YouTube channels that were spreading false news about her health.The Delhi High Court agreed with Aaradhya's suit and issued an order directing the entities operating the channels to immediately take down all videos, images, and identical content spreading false news about Aaradhya's health.

Written by  Prerit Chauhan   |  April 21st 2023 01:32 PM  |  Updated: April 23rd 2023 01:10 PM

Landmark decision by Delhi High Court brings big win for 11-year-old Aaradhya Bachchan, Know all the details

Aaradhya Bachchan, the granddaughter of Amitabh Bachchan, took legal action against several YouTube channels that spread false information about her health. Her father, Abhishek Bachchan, filed a lawsuit on her behalf citing the right to privacy, personality, and defamation. Additionally, rules under the Information Technology Act were also invoked. On Thursday, the Delhi High Court ordered the entities operating the YouTube channels to immediately remove and take down all videos, images, and identical content spreading fake news about Aaradhya Bachchan's health. Aaradhya is the daughter of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan. The lawsuit stated that the videos circulated on various YouTube channels are entirely untrue.

Ameet Naik, the lawyer representing the case, stated that the Delhi High Court's decision was significant as it addressed issues related to defamation, privacy, intermediary rules, and personality rights. He also commented that the entities responsible for spreading false news about the Bachchan family were making a profit by doing so, and the Delhi HC recognized the personality rights that were being invoked in this case.

The Court of Justice C Harishankar also noted that every child, regardless of whether they come from a celebrity family or not, deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. The circulation of misleading information about a child's physical or mental health is entirely unacceptable under the law. The lawsuit claimed that it was filed due to the violation of the plaintiffs' right to privacy, particularly Aaradhya Bachchan's, who is only 11 years old and could suffer significant harm to her mental and physical well-being if such videos and content are accessible to the public..

According to the lawsuit, Aaradhya Bachchan, who is in good health and has not been hospitalized, was present with her mother at public events at the time the fake news videos were created or uploaded. Aaradhya, the daughter of Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan, filed a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court seeking an injunction against several YouTube channels and uploaders, preventing them from sharing false news about her death or critical illness.

Abhishek Bachchan has filed the suit on behalf of his daughter Aaradhya Bachchan and himself, invoking three torts: breach of privacy, defamation, and infringement of personality rights. Dayan Krishnan, Ameet Naik, and Pravin Anand appeared for them in the Delhi High Court. The court has granted an order of injunction against the infringers and uploaders, directing them to remove the infringing videos and any such content that violates privacy or spreads false news about Aaradhya Bachchan.


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