Disabled woman withdraws petition against Salman Khan
Friday, 9th April 2010
A handicapped woman, who had dragged Salman Khan and producer of Hindi film "Veer" to Bombay high court on charges of exploiting her photograph with the actor for the film's publicity, today withdrew her petition after a bench said that it was inclined to dismiss it.
Phoolbanoo Bakshi Ilahi withdrew the petition as justice DB Bhosale and Justice A R Joshi said that they would not issue a direction in a writ petition on this issue.
The bench asked her to either file a private criminal complaint before a Magistrate or a civil suit for damages and injunction against publication of photograph in a newspaper.
Alleging defamation, Phoolbanoo had sought damages of Rs25 lakh from Salman and others. The Court had issued notice to police, Salman, producer Vijay Gilani, and a city tabloid.
Publication : dna