New Delhi (PTI). The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of the film ‘Nyay: The Justice’, which is reportedly based on the life of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The film is scheduled to release on Friday. Justice Sanjeev Narula dismissed the application of Rajput’s father Krishan Kishore Singh, seeking to restrain anyone from using his son’s name or likeness in films.
Accused of making a film without permission
The court dismissed a plea by Sushant’s father Krishan Kishore Singh, which claimed that the film was shot without the consent of the family and in an “orchestrated manner” by confidants of persons accused of playing a role in the actor’s suicide. Launched from A bench headed by Justice Sanjeev Narula also asked the filmmakers to keep an account. Apart from ‘Nyay: The Justice’, the films that revolve around the life of Sushant Rajput are ‘Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost’, ‘Shashank’ and an unknown crowd-funded project.
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Sushant’s father had demanded damages
The petition argued that “(filmmakers), taking advantage of the situation, are trying to capitalize on this opportunity. Plays, movies, web-series, books, interviews or other material may be published which the plaintiffs can damage the reputation of his son. The petition had sought damages of ₹ 2 crore for “loss of reputation, mental trauma and harassment”.
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The mystery behind Sushant’s death is unsolved
Bollywood’s famous star Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on 14 June 2020. The investigation into his death has not been completed till date. Many agencies were involved in this case. The CBI, the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau conducted their respective investigations. Last month, the Narcotics Bureau, probing alleged links between drug trafficking and the film industry, arrested Sushant Rajput’s roommate Siddharth Pithani, who was among the four people present at the actor’s house when he was found dead.