Mumbai: After being at the receiving end post-Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, filmmaker Karan Johar had distanced himself from social media platforms.
According to a recent report in DNA, Karan Johar, who has had it enough, is now planning to take legal action against the online haters who are targeting and threading his mother and kids.
“Karan is actively pursuing legal action. A team of lawyers, as well as online tech experts, have come together to see this through. The tech people in the team are tracking the social media handles that are trying to intimidate him through violence. They want to unearth these accounts, fake and real and submit the evidence to the relevant authorities. The comments got out of hand when people started to threaten physical harm and abuse to his children and gave rape threats against his mother,” a close friend of Karan was quoted as saying by DNA.
Earlier, a close friend of Karan had reportedly stated that the filmmaker is broken and shattered as his close ones, including his kids, are being threatened by online haters.
Under Section 67 of the IT Act and Section 507 IPC of the Indian legislation, miscreants posting abusive or violent messages online are liable to pay lakhs of rupees as fine, besides serving long-term imprisonment.
Post Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic demise, netizens have been trolling and calling out the elite actors and filmmakers of Bollywood.
Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty, Mahesh Bhatt, Aditya Chopra, Salman Khan and many other star kids and elite filmmakers have become the target of online trolls post Sushant’s demise.
Recently, Rhea Chakraborty and Shaheen Bhatt had taken to their social media handles to appeal the cyber cell to take strict action against the miscreants. Karan had even unfollowed all the celebrities on Twitter except Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. He even resigned from the MAMI Board.