The Delhi High Court summoned the makers of a biopic on Sushant Singh Rajput on Tuesday in response to a case filed by the actor’s father seeking a ban on the film. In addition to requesting a ban on the films “Nyay: The Justice,” “Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Missing,” and “Shashank,” his father Krishna Kishore Singh has requested an injunction against every other film, release, caricature, or other representation of the actor’s life.
The notice was given in response to a lawsuit filed by Singh, who claimed that any publication, creation, or depiction of the late actor’s private life is a clear and deliberate violation of his fundamental right to privacy and that it cannot be done without the prior approval of his legal heir.
film portraying Rajput’s personal life would affect witnesses in the cases and shift public opinion
The film in question was launched in a planned and coordinated manner by close confidants of the suspected accused in case of involuntary confinement of suicide to influence a pending investigation, witness, and other officials, according to senior advocate Vikas Singh, who is representing Rajput’s father in court.
The plea went on to say that any film portraying Rajput’s personal life would affect witnesses in the cases and shift public opinion. Many people saw his son’s death as an “opportunity to gain fame by developing various theories/stories,” according to Rajput’s father, at the expense of his and his family’s reputation. After learning about films based on the late actor, such as “Nyay: The Justice,” “Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Missing,” and “Shashank,” Sushant Singh Rajput’s father expressed concern that various plays, movies, web series, books, interviews, or other content could be released that would damage Sushant Singh Rajput’s and his family’s credibility.
“Thus, without the plaintiff’s consent, the publication of a movie depicting his personal life, name/images/caricature, and misappropriating his personality in a distorted manner would influence the witness of the case and change public perception, and the case is at a very nascent stage even though the investigation has not been completed,” the plea stated.
On May 24, the case will be heard.
Sushant Singh Rajput was discovered dead in his apartment in Bandra, Mumbai, in June of last year, after which the Mumbai Police conducted an investigation and concluded that he committed suicide. The case was later turned over to the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI), which enlisted the help of the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to look into the money laundering and drug aspects of the case.