Selmon Bhoi was a video game that was based on the “Hit and Run” case. It was titled “World’s first spherical endless runner”. When the game was launched back then, Salman Khan proceeded to Mumbai Civil Court against it.
This video game was accused of allegedly ruining the image of Bollywood actor Salman Khan because the game was based on the hit-and-run case of Salman Khan in 2002.
After the case was filed by Salman Khan, the court restrained the makers of the video game from disseminating, launching, re-launching, and recreating the video game in any way or creating any kind of content regarding Salman Khan. The court temporarily expelled access to this game.
For this case, the court ordered the maker of this game, Parody Studios Pvt Ltd to immediately take down, block, and disable access to this game from any kind of platform like Google Play, etc.
This video game came into existence without the permission of Salman Khan as the makers of this game didn’t take the actor’s consent.
It was said that this game disguised the image of the actor Salman Khan and for which the actor filed a case against the developer of the game and mentioned that the animations of the video game resemble the actor and things related to him.
The court said, ” 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 related to the plaintiff”.
On the night of 27 September 2002, Salman Khan crashed an American express bakery in Bandra with his land cruiser, by which four people got injured and one died.
For this accusation, the litigant is sentenced to 5 years in jail. After several court appearances finally, the actor got exonerated of all the blames and charges in 2015.
Coming back to the case, lastly, the order said “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.”
This issue is somewhat resolved, and Salman Khan is coming up with several projects after Radhe has not performed well on the OTT platform.