In response to a plea filed by Amitabh Bachchan, the Delhi High Court decided that the Bollywood actor’s voice, image, and name cannot be used without permission.
The Delhi High Court acknowledged the actor’s publicity rights as a famous person when it issued the ruling and claimed that these rights were being violated. Bachchan is likely to sustain irreparable loss if protection is not provided, the court noted. The Telecom Ministry and other institutions have also been instructed by the HC to delete flagged content.
The actor’s attorney, Senior Advocate Harish Salve, had earlier told the court that the actor had been compelled to appear in court as a result of persistent, egregious violation.
Salve gave instances and quoted advertising, one of which was for a WhatsApp lottery. He claimed that Amitabh and Mukesh Ambani were the lucky draw winners. The offender openly stole the KBC logo. This was found in October. It was alleged that the lottery itself was a fraud.
A video conference with Amitabh Bachchan is also available. A person with his likeness speaks and his picture appears.
Additionally, he claimed that someone was profiting off the sale of his posters and that T-shirts with his image were available.
Salve added that amitabhbachchan.com has been registered as a domain name by someone.