The sudden arrest of television newscaster Arnab Goswami may have shocked many across India and outside as it is being seen as being contrary to democratic norms. However there is very little, in fact almost no support for Goswami in the Mumbai film industry which has for long suffered his jibes taunts jeers and insults .
In fact the film industry has collectively sued Arnab for defamation and there is little reason to believe that the film fraternity has softened its stance towards Arnab after his arrest.Only two members of the film fraternity Anupam Kher and Kangana Ranaut have come forward in support of Goswami. The rest are studiously quiet refraining from any comment on the issue.
A spitfire actress known for her fearless opinions told this writer, “Let him fight his own battle.Do you really expect the film industry to shed tears for him, after the way he has insulted us for months now? He talks about his freedom of expression. But he forgot that this freedom did not give him the right to be abusive towards the entertainment industry.”