NDTV Imagine has said that Rakhi Sawant as well as other persons involved in the FIR will be defended by the channel.

Rakhi Sawant To Be Defended By NDTV Imagine
Last Updated: 2009-07-29T14:45:24+05:30
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Rakhi Sawant To Be Defended By NDTV Imagine
Rakhi Sawant
Rakhi Sawant
An FIR has been filed by Gaurva Tiwari, against, Rakhi Sawant, Ravi Kissen as well as NDTV Imagine alleging that the concept of the show “Rakhi Ka Swayamvar” has been stolen from a marriage portal, swayamvar.com.
According to NDTV Imagine Tiwari had earlier filed a suit against them in a district court in Jaipur but the court refused to grant him any relief, because of which he had filed it with High Court now.  
"Now that there are press reports of him having filed a criminal complaint, we shall make the necessary enquiries, and proceed to defend the matter as may be advised to us," said the statement from NDTV Imagine.
"It is not unusual in our industry for litigation around successful shows -- there have been several instances of frivolous litigations filed across the country around movies and television programmers to impact their launch or telecast, resulting in press publicity for the complainant.
"Our position is that everything involving the creation and ownership of the show is legally above board, and we believe that the allegations are false and malicious and intended to defame our company," added the statement.
The show "Rakhi Ka Swayamvar", through which Rakhi decided to find her life partner, is in its last stage. She will be tying the knot with her chosen groom on Sunday in the presence of family, friends as well as officials from the channel.

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