After Actor Salman Khan moved to the Mumbai civil court against a game launched on the play store named ‘Selmon Bhai’, the court has ordered temporary restraint on access to the game.
The game named Selmon Bhai is allegedly inspired by the infamous hit and run case from Salman Khan’s life in which 1 person had died and 4 were injured in the year 2002.
As per the media reports, the court restrained the makers of the game, Parody Studios Pvt Ltd and its directors, from disseminating, launching, re-launching, and recreating the game or any other content relating to Khan.
However, we can still see the game is very much available in Play Store and it’s getting downloaded as well. The game which allows you to kill deer along with other tasks has a logo that looks like a caricature of the actor. It also gives you the option to buy cars of your choice to make the kills.
The 2002 Hit And Run Case
In September 2002, Salman Khan’s Land Cruiser crashed into a bakery in Bandra, killing 1 person and injuring four. Reportedly, Salman and Kamaal Khan were returning from a bar, and as per his bodyguard and now deceased Constable Ravindra Patil, Salman took the driver’s seat while Patil sat next to him. Kamaal was sitting in the rear. While Patil had claimed that it was the actor who was driving the car, Salman had said his driver was behind the wheels.
Patil had also alleged that Salman was drunk and was driving at a speed of 90-100 km/hour. Patil had further claimed that he had warned Salman to slow down as a right turn was approaching. Soon, Salman lost control of the car in an attempt to take a turn and drove right onto the footpath, the statement had stated. After the vehicle ran over the 5 people sleeping on the footpath, reportedly, Salman was seen coming out from the front right gate, which the actor later claimed was because of the reason that the front left door was jammed, so he had to come out from the right side.
Salman had claimed that the car was being driven only at a speed of 30 km/hour by driver Ashok Singh. Initially, a lower court had convicted the actor of culpable homicide and had sentenced him to five years in jail for driving over and killing a man sleeping on a pavement. But, later the Bombay High Court in 2015 acquitted Salman Khan of all charges in the hit-and-run case citing lack of enough evidence.
Khan had filed an application in the court in the month of August against the developers of the game, claiming that the name and images displayed in the game appeared to be his caricature version.
The court directed the makers to immediately take down/ block/ disable access to the game from Google Play Store and all other platforms. “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 added.
It further said Khan had never given his consent for the game.”When the plaintiff has not given his consent for developing of the game, which is very similar to his identity and the case against him, certainly his right to privacy is being deprived and his image is also being tarnished,” the order said.