The Delhi High Court has dismissed a case filed by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father, Krishna Kishore Singh, seeking a halt to the production of films based on his life. Sushant’s father had filed a plea to prevent anyone from exploiting his son’s name or likeness in films, but the HC has now denied a stay. The release of the film ‘Nyay: The Justice,’ which is said to be based on the life of Sushant Singh Rajput, has been rejected by the Delhi High Court.
Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri had already issued a notice to filmmakers, requesting their comments on Sushant Singh Rajput’s father’s suit. ‘Nyay: The Justice,’ ‘Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost,’ and ‘Shashank’ are among the planned or proposed films based on the late actor’s life cited in the plea.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family had filed a lawsuit against the filmmakers, demanding damages of over Rs 2 crore for “loss of reputation, emotional stress, and harassment.”
According to a statement released by the suit and shared by PTI, “The defendants (filmmakers), taking advantage of this situation, have been trying to encash this opportunity for ulterior motives. thus, Plaintiff (Singh) has apprehension that various plays, movies, web-series, books, interviews or other material may be published which would harm the reputation of the son of the plaintiff and his family.”
The shocking news of Sushant Singh Rajput found dead in his Bandra home came on June 14th. Fans are still mourning the death of the actor. Sushant was a big name in the Hindi film industry and gave some outstanding performances with the films including Kai Po Che, Kedarnath, Chhichhore, etc.