Mumbai, July 24: Salman Khan seems to have been experiencing the negative impact of being a celebrity. The Bollywood superstar, who earlier had launched a special website aiming to restrict "inappropriate" and "misleading" media reports regarding court cases, once again tried to gag it.
A session court in Mumbai on Wednesday, July 24 heard a case regarding hit and run case involving the actor. Salman's lawyer claimed that there should be restraint on media reporting on the trial.
However, it seems that Salman and his lawyer's attempt to gauge media from covering the court trials have gone in vain. The judge did not issue any specific instructions for the media organisations covering the cases. However, the judge said that media should exercise self restraint.
Salman earlier had launched a special website stating, "Certain court cases are filed against me. There is widespread media reporting of these cases. The reports are sometimes inaccurate and misleading, and cause damage to my reputation, both personal and professional."
"I have been advised to put up this website to provide easy accessible information about the ongoing status of these cases," added the statement.
Continuing the statement, the actor said, "I encourage all those interested in knowing about the cases, particularly the media, to verify facts available on this site."
The Mumbai court on Wednesday differed the case till Aug 19. Charges have been framed against the actor under IPC section 304, culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Lawyer of the complainant, Abha Singh on Wednesday informed that Khan's plea has been granted, however, the actor has to be present in the court whenever he would be called. The actor has been tried in culpable homicide charge which implicates a jail term of 10 year.