Amitabh Bachchan’s name, image, or voice can’t be used without his permission, the Delhi High Court ruled today as it heard the actor’s petition.
The court also directed his son Abhishek Bachchan to stop using Amitabh Bachchan’s name for getting work in Bollywood.
“It cannot seriously be disputed that the plaintiff is a well-known personality and is also represented in various advertisements,” Justice Piyush Talwar said, noting that the actor “is aggrieved” by those using his celebrity status to promote their goods and services, and getting movies without his permission.
“I am just giving a flavour of what is going on. Someone is making t-shirts and started putting his face on them. Someone is selling his poster. Someone is claiming him to be his father to get movies. This is why we have come,” senior Advocate Salve, who appeared for Mr Bachchan, had argued.
Abhishek Bachchan spoke to The Fauxy and said that he’s the coparcenary and he possess the coparcenary rights from the birth.