A shocking piece of news has come to light. Bombay High Court has asked OTT platform Amazon Prime Video to pull down, Nani and Sudheer Babu starrer V. The action-thriller film that released on the streaming platform last year in September has now been pulled down by Amazon Prime Video. The action is followed after model and actress Sakshi Malik filed a case against the makers for using her picture without her knowledge or permission. Bombay High Court has ordered the makers of V starring Nani to take down the film till the time they get the scene deleted. Sakshi Malik filed a case against Venkateshwara Creations Pvt Ltd for using her picture in the film. Malik's advocate, Saveena Bedi said that the scene depicted Sakshi Malik as a commercial sex worker.
"Simply using anothers image, and most especially a private image, without consent is prima facie impermissible, unlawful and entirely illegal. In a given case, it may also be defamatory, depending on the type of use,” the court said in its order. The said picture was uploaded on social media by Malik in 2017. It has been used in a derogatory manner. The producer's advocate revealed that they had got the images from an agency that had assured them of the pictures being legitimate. But Justice Patel indicated the fact that they should have acquired the permission of the actress as well.
"This is actually at the heart of the matter: Question of consent, or, more accurately, the damage done from the failure to obtain the plaintiff’s consent and permission to use her photograph and image in any manner at all. The fact that the image has been illicitly used is bad enough. It only makes matters worse when used in a plain derogatory and demeaning vein," the court added.
The Justice added, "It is not acceptable for them to merely pixelate or blur the images. The entire sequence which has the image of the plaintiff is to be removed immediately." For the unversed, Sakshi Malik was recently seen opposite Asim Riaz in Veham. Sakshi Malik who opened up a Twitter account and hailed this decision of Bombay High Court. She tweeted out saying, "Today, I heard the news that the High Court has ordered the defendents to delete the scene on immediate basis Thank you all the fans for the support. Your constant messages inclined me to sue them no matter how hard it gets. Thank you @BediSaveena to make the journey smooth." Have a dekko at her tweet here:
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