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Amitabh Bachchan’s voice and image may not be used without permission: Court

Lead Counsel Harish Salve appeared for Amitabh Bachchan.

New Delhi:

Amitabh Bachchan’s name, image or voice cannot be used without his permission, the Delhi High Court ruled today after hearing the actor’s petition.

The court also ordered the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and telecommunications service providers to remove the reported content.

“It cannot be seriously disputed that the plaintiff is a well-known personality and is also portrayed in various advertisements,” Judge Navin Chawla said, noting that the actor “is harmed” by those who use his celebrity status to promote their goods and services without its authorization.

Amitabh Bachchan, 80, popularly known as ‘Big B’, had approached the court with a petition ‘against the world at large’ seeking to protect his ‘name, image, voice and personality attributes’.

“I’m just giving an idea of ​​what’s going on. Someone is making t-shirts and started putting their face on them. Someone is selling their poster. Someone went to register a domain name, That’s why we came,” argued lead counsel Harish Salve, who appeared for Mr Bachchan.

The megastar has also sought a restraining order against book publishers, t-shirt sellers and various other businesses.


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