A few weeks ago, Bollywood actor Salman Khan filed a defamation suit against film critic Kamaal R Khan, popularly known as KRK. His suit claimed that KRK passed derogatory remarks at the actor. Now, the court has ruled in favour of Salman, granting him interim relief - a short term help until a decision has been reached, reported Times of India.
Salman's lawyer Pradeep Gandhy submitted posts to the court that were defamatory. He also added that while there is no restriction on commenting on a film or the performance of the cast, personal attacks against Salman were baseless. On the other hand, KRK's cousel Manoj Gadkari argued. He said that Salman being a public figure should be open to criticism and that his client was only sharing his opinion about Salman's latest release, Radhe. He added that it was freedom of speech and Salman's suit against KRK was only an "act to terrorise people".However, the judge ruled in favour of Salman and granted him interim relief. He said: "A person is identified by his name. His name may have no value to society but would be precious to the person concerned. A good name is better than great riches. Reputation is not only a salt of life but the purest treasure and the most precious perfume of life."