Actor Salman Khan has filed a complaint against Selmon Bhai, a video game that appears to be based on a hit-and-run case.
Updated Sep 7, 2021 at 10:26 PM IST
Actor Salman Khan has moved a civil court in Mumbai against a video game called Selmon Bhai, which is allegedly based on the actor’s hit-and-run case from 2002. The court ordered temporary restraint on access to the game.
According to a PTI report, the court banned the game’s makers, Parody Studios Pvt Ltd and its directors, from publishing, releasing, releasing, re-creating the game or any other content related to the actor.
The court also directed the game makers to immediately remove/ban/disable access to the game from the Google Play Store and all other platforms. “When viewing the match and its photos, they at first glance coincide with the identity of the plaintiff (Khan) and the hit-and-run case related to the plaintiff,” the court said. She added that Salman did not give his consent to the match.
She added that the game “tarnished” Salman’s image. “When the plaintiff does not give his consent to develop the game, which is very similar to his identity and the case against him, his right to privacy is surely denied and his image is also tarnished,” the order read.
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Salman Khan had filed a court filing last month against the game’s developers, alleging that the name and images shown in the game were his caricatured version. The app claimed that Selmon Bhoi is phonetically the same common name as Salman among his fans, Salman Bhai.
The Bombay High Court in 2015 acquitted Salman of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
Salman Khan was last seen in RAD with Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff. The film received a direct digital release and was heavily criticized by critics. His next release will be Antim, the first poster of which was shared on Tuesday. He stars with his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma in the film.