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Salman Khan takes Selmon Bhoi to court, a video game alleged to be based on his hit-and-run case

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Salman Khan takes Selmon Bhoi to court, a video game alleged to be based on his hit-and-run case

Salman Khan takes Selmon Bhoi to court, a video game alleged to be based on his hit-and-run case. The actor Salman Khan has filed a complaint against Selmon Bhoi, a video game drawn from his hit-and-run case. Apparently based on Salman Khan’s hit-and-run case from 2002, the video game Selmon Bhai has been brought before a Mumbai court by the actor. An order has been issued by the court restricting access to the game temporarily. 

In a PTI report, the court prohibited the makers of the game, Parody Studios Pvt Ltd, and its directors from distributing, launching, relaunching, and recreating the game or any other content with regard to the actor. In addition, the court ordered the developers to immediately remove/block/disable access to the game on Google Play Store as well as all other platforms.

As a result of viewing the game and its images, this appears to match the identity of the plaintiff (Khan), as well as the hit-and-run case involving him,” the court noted, adding that Salman had never approved of the game. The court order also said Salman’s image had been ‘tarnished’ as a result of the game.

Salman Khan takes Selmon Bhoi to court, a video game alleged to be based on his hit-and-run case

In the order, it stated, “When the plaintiff has not consented to the development of the game, which closely resembles his identity and the case against him, his right to privacy is certainly violated and his image is also tarnished.”

In a court case last month, Salman Khan had sued the developers of the game, claiming the game included his caricature image and name. Salman Bhai is Salman’s favorite name among his fan base so according to the application, Selmon Bhoi name was used as it was phonetically similar to Salman Bhai.

“The developer of the game intentionally took advantage of our client’s personal information without asking for consent,” reads the actor’s legal application filed through the firm DSK Legal. 

According to the court, the developers were instructed to file their affidavit in response to Khan’s petition, and the matter was postponed until the next hearing on September 20. After being accused of hit-and-run in 2002, Salman Khan was acquitted by the Bombay High Court in 2015.

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