Karnataka HC:Can SRK promote IIPM as a product?
While hearing a petition filed by a batch of students from Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), Justice S Abdul Nazir of the Karnataka high court verified the institute’s prospectus and asked the counsel what connection Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has with the institute as photos of him were found in the prospectus.
“What has Shah Rukh Khan got to do with your institution? Does he have any
contract as your brand ambassador? Or he is an old student? What is the
connection? Can celebrities like him promote an educational institution as they promote a product?” the judge asked the counsel representing IIPM.
The judge stated that in case there is no satisfactory response from IIPM , notice may be ordered to SRK requiring him to appear and reply. In a lighter vein, the counsel for IIPM asked the court to pass such an order so that they can also have a glimpse of the famous Bollywood star.