Delhi HC says–Amitabh Bachchan’s voice, image, and name can’t be used without his ‘permission’.
Delhi High Court, on Friday, passed an interim order to stop the unlawful use of Amitabh Bachchan’s voice, image, and name of any of his personality attributes.
“Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer, and former politician known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is regarded as one of the most successful and influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.”
Lawyer Harish Salve and Ameet Naik and Pravin Anand, instructed by Anand and Naik, appeared for Amitabh Bachchan in the High Court. Ameet Naik, Joint Managing Partner of Anand and Naik stated-
“This landmark verdict will inject any person from using the name, image, voice, and other personality attributes of Mr. Bachchan without his consent and authorization by any means, physical or digital. The Indian jurisprudence will finally develop and evolve on personality rights and Mr. Amitabh Bachchan is the right personality to set this trend.”
He said, “We are pleased that the Delhi High Court has presented this landmark verdict and am grateful to Mr. Salve and Mr. Praveen Anand for this trend-setting order which will help talent in our country to protect their personality rights”.