HC refuses to stay release of film based on Sushant Singh Rajput’s life

The Delhi High court declined to stay the release of the movie based on late actor, SSR’s ‘exceptional’ life.

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The Delhi High court refused to stay the release of the movie, ‘Nyay: The Justice’, based on Sushant Singh Rajput’s life. The late actor’s father, Krishna Kishore Singh had filed a petition against the films, stories, biopics on his son’s life. He stated that releasing such movies without his prior approval is a violation of the right to privacy and can interfere with the course of investigation in the case. Mr. Singh has asked the Court to restrain the filmmakers from using Sushant’s name/caricature /lifestyle or likeness in their forthcoming films.

However, a vacation bench of Justices Anup Jairam Bhambhani and Jasmeet Singh said there is nothing to show that there would be “any detrimental effect” on Rajput’s reputation by production of movies about his life based on “what is available in public domain”.

According to PTI, the high court said, “There was no written script or story which has been used by the filmmaker and refused to pass any interim order on the appeal by Sushant’s father. There is nothing that they (makers) have or they could have had used except what is available in the public domain. There is no unholy interest in the life story because the man’s life was an exceptional life which is a plausible theme for a movie and they have made a movie.”

The High court has issued a notice to sought responses from the director of the film, Dilip Gulati, and producers, Sarla Saraogi and Rahul Sharma, and several others. The next hearing has been posted on July 14.

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput had committed suicide in his apartment, last year on June 14. However, the absence of any suicide note created suspicion. Agencies like CBI, ED, and NCB were involved in the investigation process but there was no concrete outcome.