Salman Khan files complaint against video game Selmon Bhai
- Salman Khan has moved a Mumbai civil court against a video game called Selmon Bhai
- The civil court in Mumbai on Monday granted interim relief to actor
- The Bombay High Court in 2015 acquitted Salman of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has moved a Mumbai civil court against a video game called Selmon Bhai, which is allegedly based on the actor’s 2002 hit-and-run case. The civil court in Mumbai, on Monday, granted interim relief to actor Salman Khan against a parody online game and ordered temporary restraint on access to the game. The Bombay High Court in 2015 acquitted Salman of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
Salman Khan had filed an application in the court last month against the developers of the game and had claimed the name and images displayed in the game appeared to be his caricature version.
The application stated that the game Selmon Bhai is phonetically similar to what he is called by his fans – Salman Bhai.
According to a report by PTI, the court has restrained the makers of the game, Parody Studios Pvt Ltd and its directors, from launching, re-launching, disseminating and recreating the game or any other content related to the Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai actor.
Not only did the court direct the makers to immediately take-down/ block/disable access to the game from Google Play Store and all other platforms, but further said Salman had never given his consent for the game. “Upon watching the game and its images, it prima facie matches with the identity of the plaintiff (Khan) and to the hit-and-run case connected to the plaintiff,” the court said.
As per the court Selmon Bhai tarnished the image of the actor and the plaintiff did not give consent for developing a game based very similar to his identity and the case against him. The order added that the actor’s “right to privacy is being deprived and his image is also being tarnished.”