The Bombay High Court Tuesday directed Amazon Prime India to take down Nani and Sudheer Babu starrer ‘V’ until its makers remove a scene in which actress Sakshi Malik photo was allegedly used without her permission.
It is known that “V” was released on September 5, 2020, on the OTT platform and got a mixed talk. Actress and model Sakshi Malik have filed a petition in the high court alleging that her photo was used in the film without permission. She claimed to have taken a photo of herself from Instagram and repeatedly shown her photo in the film, claiming to be a commercial sex worker’.
A single-judge bench of Justice Gautam S Patel on March 2 heard a defamation suit by Malik against Venkateswara Creations Pvt Ltd for the same reason.
The Court directed Amazon Prime to take down the film within 24 hours in all versions, irrespective of language until producers delete all images of Malik from their work. The HC also asked the makers to show the altered portion to the actress before it allows Amazon Prime to re-release the film.