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‘Salman Bhai’ mocked, ‘Selmon Bhai’ blocked! Court blocks mobile app based on Salman’s hit and run case

Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan won the case he filed a complaint against Selmon Bhai, an online mobile game, which is allegedly based on the hit-and-run incident involving him. The game, still being available on Google Play Store, says in its description, ‘Join Selmon Bhoi and his driver on the quest to: Kill.’ The court ordered for temporary restraint on access to the game and blocked this from search engines.


Civil court judge K M Jaiswal passed the order on Monday and a copy of it was made available today, in which court blocked the application and warned the developers of the game for intruding into privacy and identity theft.  In its order, the court restrained the makers of the game, Parody Studios Pvt Ltd and its directors, from disseminating, launching, re-launching or recreating the game or any other content relating to the actor.

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The court also directed the makers of the game to immediately take down/ block/ disable access from Google Play Store and all other social media platforms. ‘Upon watching the game and its images, it prima facie matches with the identity of the petitioner (Salman Khan) and to the hit-and-run case connected to the petitioner,’ the court stated, adding that the actor had never given his consent for the game. ‘When the petitioner 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 court explained.

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