|A 30-year-old handicapped woman has lodged a complaint against Bollywood actor Salman Khan, accusing him for using a photograph he shot with her to promote his last film Veer. She is asking for a compensation of Rs 25 lakh from the actor.
The woman, Phoolbanu Shaikh, also denied media reports published on December 11 last year that the actor had donated Rs one lakh to her after he felt that she needed the money.
Shaikh's lawyer Iqbal Solkar told a news agency that the Non Cognisable (NC) offence was registered in VP Road police station recently against the actor for using her physically challenged client's picture to promote his movie ‘Veer’.
According to Phoolbanu, when she wished to meet Salman, her sister and sister-in-law took her to the residence of the actor to fulfil her wish in March last year.
“But we were told that the actor would be available at Mehboob studio in Bandra shooting his film the next month. In April, we three went to meet Salman,” Phoolbanu recalled.
However, the security did not allow us to meet the actor, she said adding hearing a commotion, Salman stepped out of his van and met them.
“He chatted with us for some time and told us to take photographs with him. Since we were not carrying camera, a crew member at the shooting had clicked our pictures and we were told the photos would be delivered to us later,” she said.