Traders' body writes final letter to Salman

Traders' body writes final letter to Salman

The Khan Market Traders Association (KMTA) wrote a final letter to Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Monday seeking response if he has decided to withdraw ‘Khan Market’ from his e-commerce portal.

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Khan had unveiled an online shopping portal “Khan Market” on his 50th birthday in December. The traders at the upscale Khan Market had sent a legal notice to the actor over the name as they believed the name would “mislead” shoppers and there was a need to protect the brand name of the market. Initially, the traders’ association had sent a letter appealing to the actor to take off the name.

The KMTA is now sending an email and a hard copy to the actor’s office. “We would wait for a response in the next seven days. This is, however, the final reminder in which we are requesting the actor to look into it. Following this, we will look for other options, including legal recourse,” said Sanjeev Mehra, president, KMTA.

The KMTA’s reminder urges the actor for a prompt response on the request to withdraw the name Khan Market from his portal.

“We had earlier sent a letter to the actor. We were informed by his office to drop in an official email and that the issue would be looked into. This initial gesture was appreciated,” said Mehra.

The traders’ body has not received any communication from the actor’s office since, he added.

“When we further contacted the actor’s office, we were told that he is busy shooting for his upcoming film Sultan. We were further told that we would be contacted once the actor returns. It is now past that day too and there has been no communication from his office. The initial response was that the actor would not want to hurt traders’ sentiments which we appreciated. The delay is worrying us now,” said Mehra.

According to traders, the name “Khan Market” on the actor’s portal site would directly affect the business of traders and affect their “livelihood”.

According to the Khan Market Traders Association, Salman Khan had earlier communicated to the traders through his office that he would not want to “hurt their sentiments” and would review the matter.

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