Mumbai: A court here temporarily restrained actor Kamaal R Khan from uploading any defamatory posts or videos on social media against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and held that a person's reputation is "purest treasure and the most precious perfume of life".
Civil court judge CV Marathe passed this interim order in a defamation suit filed by Salman Khan against Kamaal Khan.
The superstar and his ventures had filed the suit for a series of defamatory tweets and videos posted by Kamaal Khan against Salman Khan.
Apart from making defamatory comments, Kamaal Khan had also accused Being Human, a registered trademark of Salman Khan, of being involved in fraud, manipulation, and money laundering, the suit, filed through DSK Legal, had claimed.
The court on Wednesday restrained Kamaal Khan, his agents from directly or indirectly making and uploading videos, posting, re-posting, tweeting, re-tweeting, giving interviews, corresponding, communicating, uploading, printing, publishing, re-publishing any further or other defamatory/slanderous content, posts, messages, tweets, videos, interviews, communications and correspondence in relation to the Salman Khan, his business, present or future projects, including Radhe" (a Salman Khan-starrer film which released last month).
This temporary injunction shall continue till the final disposal of the suit.
The court, in its order, held that a person is identified by his name and a good name is better than great riches. "A good reputation is an element of personal security and is protected by the Constitution equally with the right to the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property," it held.
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," the judge said.
The court found that Kamaal Khan exceeded the boundary of freedom and made prima facie libelous remarks on the actor's films which are "actionable".
" If the defendant (Kamaal Khan) is permitted to continue the use of such defamatory words against the plaintiff (Salman Khan) they will cause irreparable loss to the image of the plaintiff in the society," it said.
The court adjourned the matter till August 2.