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Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood legend, has recently been in the news for an unexpected cause. Actor has just filed suit to stop unauthorized use of his image and voice. His attorney, Ameet Naik, has finally commented on the matter.
Here is what Amitabh Bachchan’s attorney has to say about the situation:
The court ruling has prospective effect, according to Amitabh Bachchan’s attorney, “The intent of this is not to take away anything from anyone, it is that, come to Mr Bachchan. It should be with his consent and I think it owes to every individual that what you do, must come with your consent,” he said.
Renowned attorney Harish Salve, along with Ameet Naik and Pravin Anand, defended the actor. The matter was heard before Justice Navin Chawla. “This is a suit that Mr Bachchan filed on personality which means all his attributes, his voice, his image, his photograph and his dialogue delivery.”
“The basis of action was that in October Mr Bachchan realised through us lawyers that there is misuse in a lottery where his image is being used, in a voice call, in a false video call, so obviously prior to this, notices were being issued but it`s extremely difficult to monitor which is why in October when we realised this suit was filed. Stating that this suit was against 8 known defendants and then the world at large,” he said.
“This is a hybrid action which is against the world at large which is unknown defendants. So Justice Chawla has passed a very interesting order. It basically restrains anybody from using Mr Bachchan`s name, Amitabh Bachchan, Bachchan, AB or Big B, his image, his photograph, and his voice. This is an absolute order, there are no carve-outs to this without his permission,” said Mr. Naik.