MUMBAI: Shilpa Shetty has received a reprieve
with the Supreme Court refusing to vacate a
Bombay High Court's interim order that restrained
film magazine Stardust from publishing
some articles on her personal life.
bench of judges comprising Arijit Pasayat and
P Sathasivam has asked the High Court to explore
the possibility of disposing off the Rs 200
million defamation suit filed by Shetty against
the magazine in 2001, reports PTI.
magazine was seeking to publish articles on
Shilpa Shetty's alleged relationship with some
of the male actors and also a married man, against
which she obtained an interim injunction from
a single judge of the Bombay High Court on 12
single judge had passed the injunction after
taking a prima facie view that the articles
dealt with the actress' personal life and were
defamatory in nature.
Publishers, publishers of the magazine, moved
a division bench of the High Court against the
single judge's order that dismissed it, following
which the publishers appealed in the apex court.
apex court, while declining to express any opinion
on the merits of the case, said it found no
reason to interfere with the interim order passed
by the single judge and upheld by the division
it asked the High Court to explore the possibility
of disposing off the suit at an early date.