The Delhi High Court has designed a hearing on the 12th of February 2024 to hear the petition of the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father about the film Nyay: The Justice. The movie which is believed to be based on the life of Sushant was halted to telecast by the court in July. The actor’s father Krishna Kishore Singh had appealed to the court to grant permission for streaming the movie online in August.
As reported by IANS, a division bench was set up including Justice Yashwant Varma and Ravinder Dudeja. They have granted time to all respective parties to submit their replies on the issue at hand.
Another division bench was set in August including Justice Varma and Dharmesh Sharma. They had issued notices to filmmakers, who were listed in Singh’s complaint, as they had taken commercial advantage of his son’s demise.
Justice C. Hari Shankar has stated as a part of his single-bench ruling that, “The information contained, and shown, in the impugned film, is entirely derived from items which featured in the media and, therefore, constitute publicly available information. In making a film on the basis thereof, it could not, therefore, be said that the defendants had violated any right of Rajput, much less of the plaintiff [his father],” as reported by Bollywood Hungama.
Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on the 14th of June 2020. The cause of his death has been known as suicide in an early investigation. However, after further probing into the case, the case was handed over to CBI.