Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan likely to sue Bihar police

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Mumbai, Nov 11: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is likely to take legal action against Bihar police who posted the star's picture without his consent.

The Bollywood superstar on his Facebook page wrote, "Bihar Police uses my photograph for the recruitment of forces in their fight against the maoists ... this is illegal and wrong and defamatory ... they cannot do this without my permission or that of Sony ... they have not and they must stop its use immediately ... we are in talks with our respective lawyers .."

However, soon after Amitabh Bachchan's post on Facebook, Bihar police removed his image. Kaimur district's Superintendent of Police (SP) Umashankar Sudhanshu said, "We have removed the banner with Bachchan's poster from the only place in Adhaura block that it has been put up to educate the youths. I say sorry to Mr Bachchan for using his poster to motivate and educate the youths."

The police authorities had no malafide intention in using Bachchan's name and posters to educate the youths and said that it was done purely in public interests and not any commercial motive.

Kaimur police had decided to use the actor's name to educate rural youths in the backward and naxal-affect district since last month.

Hundreds of youths, mostly semi-literate, had attended the educational and motivational programme organized by the Kaimur police in Adhaura district.

OneIndia News
(With PTI inputs)

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