Salman Khan’s neighbour, in a bombshell interview, alleged that ‘bodies of movie stars are buried’ at the Bollywood actor’s Panvel farm. Salman recently filed a defamation suit against Ketan Kakkad, who owns land near the actor’s farm in Panvel near Mumbai, for tarnishing his reputation during an interview with a YouTube channel.
At the latest hearing in the case, Salman’s lawyer, Pradeep Gandhi, read significant parts of Ketan Kakkad’s interviews in court on Thursday, Live Law reports. Gandhi said Ketan unnecessarily dragged the actor’s religious identity into the dispute, launched child trafficking allegations against him and even alleged that bodies of movie stars were buried on his farm.
Salman responded to these allegations, through his attorney, saying, “Without proper evidence, all of these allegations are a figment of the defendant’s imagination. In a real estate dispute, why are you tarnishing my personal reputation. Why do you introduce religion? My mother is Hindu, my father is Muslim and my brothers married Hindus. We celebrate all the holidays.”
Meanwhile, Salman’s complaint also allegedly named two other people, who were also part of the interview, as respondents. Even Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have been named in the lawsuit since the actor wants the interview deleted.
The court denied Salman’s lawyers’ request for an interim injunction restraining Kakkad from making any further remarks about the actor. Kakkad’s attorneys argued that their client should be given sufficient time to file his response.
Salman’s lawsuit claimed that Kakkad tried to buy land next to his Panvel farm, but authorities canceled the deal because they deemed it illegal. Kakkad is said to have made allegations against Salman for causing the transaction to be canceled. Salman’s lawyers said the “false, derogatory and defamatory” statements hurt the actor and his family.
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