New Delhi, June 6: Bollywood actor and director Aamir Khan has to face legal wrangling soon. An activist has sent a legal notice to actor for using the emblem of the country in his most popular television show 'Satyamev Jayate'.
The activist Manoranjan Roy alleges that superstar used the emblem as the title of the programme without the Central government's permission.
The notice, sent by advocate Manoj Singh on Roy's behalf, demands that producers of the show furnish a copy of government permission.
"Otherwise our client has given us peremptory instructions to initiate legal proceedings against you," it says.
The notice's recipients are Aamir Khan, his wife Kiran Rao (both producers) and the show's director Satyajit Bhatkal.
The title 'Satyamev Jayate' is a part of the State Emblem which cannot be used without permission as per State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act 2009, it says.
No authority has the right to register or grant patent which contains the State Emblem or its part, the notice says, adding that "it cannot be used to get monetary benefit or for the purpose of advertisement."
Despite repeated attempts Khan, Rao or their managers could not be contacted for reaction.