Court rejects Salman Khan’s plea for interim order in defamation suit against Panvel neighbour
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan got a major setback recently when the Mumbai City Civil Court rejected his plea for an interim order in the defamation suit against his Panvel farmhouse neighbour. Salman, who owns a farmhouse in Panvel, sued his neighbour, Ketan Kakkad, and filed a defamation suit against him. He alleged that Kakkad, who also owns a plot of land near the actor’s farmhouse in Panvel defamed him during an interview with a YouTube channel. Salman has reportedly made YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Google parties to the suit demanding that the said content be blocked and removed from their websites. Lawyers representing the superstar also sought an interim injunction restraining Kakkad from making any further defamatory statements during the pendency of the suit. According to reports, the superstar demanded an injunction against ‘directly or indirectly load/upload, post, repost, tweet, retweeting, interviewing, hosting, printing, publishing, broadcasting, or any other communication relating to defamatory material and/or derogatory comments.’ But, while opposing this plea, Ketan Kakkad’s lawyers informed the court that they received case papers only on Thursday evening and could not go through the entire suit. Also, his lawyers argued that there was no urgency and if Salman can wait for a month to file the defamation suit, then his client should also be given some time to give his reply. After hearing the arguments of both parties, the court rejected the actor’s plea and while directing Kakkad to file his reply, posted the matter for further hearing on January 21. Meanwhile, on the other hand, Salman Khan is currently making headlines for his rumoured relationship with an American actress Samantha Lockwood. Ever since she was spotted at Salman’s Panvel farmhouse, attending his 56th birthday bash, gossip mills are buzzing that the superstar is currently dating her. However, Samantha Lockwood has rubbished all such rumours. Meanwhile, on the work front, Salman Khan is currently keeping busy with his much-awaited film ‘Tiger 3’.