New Delhi/ Mumbai, Dec 30: Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who turned 50-year-old on Sunday, Dec 27, has forayed into another business venture with KhanMarketOnline.com, especially for his fans.
But the superstar has earned the wrath of Delhi's extremely popular Khan Market, as the same name of Khan's online portal may reduce its shoppers.
According to TOI report, Khan Market Traders Association has allegedly planned to sue the actor. The portal has opened registration but is expected to begin its operations shortly.
The traders have planned to approach Delhi High Court on Monday, Jan 4, 2016.
Khan Market association president Sanjiv Mehra was quoted saying as to the leading daily, "We are a world-famous market. How can the actor use our market's name for his portal? If he announces discount for merchandise on his portal, customers will turn up here and ask for the same. They are bound to be confused."
Established in 1951, 65-year-old Khan Market in south Delhi attracts lots of shoppers not only from Delhi, but also foreign tourists. It has around 154 shops and 35 food outlets.
Khan Market in New Delhi is the most expensive retail location in India and the 24th worldwide, a report by global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield said on Thursday, Dec 17. [Delhi's Khan Market most expensive retail spot in India: Report]
On the eve of his 50th birthday, Salman had tweeted, "Thank u for ur bday wishes . Means a lot to me . Aur yeh raha aapka return gift http://www.KhanMarketOnline.com, a gift for my fans . http://www.KhanMarketOnline.com register now for a special treat . and lots more to come."
Thank u for ur bday wishes . Means a lot to me . Aur yeh raha aapka return gift https://t.co/VppaFKq7d7— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 27, 2015
a gift for my fans . https://t.co/VppaFKHIBH register now for a special treat . and lots more to come .— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 26, 2015