The Bombay Civil Court on Wednesday passed an interim order restraining actor and self-proclaimed film critic Kamaal Rashid Khan aka KRK from posting, making and uploading videos, tweeting or publishing any defamatory content, directly or indirectly against Salman Khan, his business ventures, film and projects including his last release Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai.
The order was passed by Additional Sessions Judge CV Marathe who was presiding over the defamation suit filed by Salman against KRK. The judge in his ruling said that, “a good name is better than riches. Reputation is a sort of right to enjoy good opinion of others and it is a personal right and an inquiry to the reputation is personal injury. A good reputation is an element of personal security and is protected by the constitution equally with the right to enjoyment of life."
He further said, “Reputation is not only a salt of life, but the purest treasure and the most precious perfume of life. Reputation and honour are no less precious to good men than bodily safety and freedom. In some cases they may be dearer than life itself.” He noted that Salman’s suit pointed out to the damage suffered to his reputation due to the publication of tweets and hence an interim relief at the interlocutory stage can be granted.
KRK had reviewed Salman’s Radhe unfavourably but had gone on to post personal and derogatory remarks about the actor calling him a ‘fraud’ and pointing fingers at his Being Human charity. The sessions judge also noted that the tweets or videos do not refer to the content of the film Radhe and "very clearly lower down Khan's image in the society" portraying him as a "criminal, cheater and person with no dignity".
(Source: Bar and Bench)