The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea filed by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father, Krishna Kishore Singh, to stay the release of a movie ‘Nyay: The Justice’, which is reportedly based on the life of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The movie is set to release tomorrow. The court, however, asked the producers of the movie to maintain accounts.
Claims of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father
The actor’s father said the movie was made without his family’s consent and being released in an orchestrated manner by people linked to those accused in the suicide. Krishna Kishore Singh had moved the court demanding that people should be restrained from using Sushant’s name or likeness in movies.
Singh in his petition said, “Defendants (filmmakers), taking advantage of the situation, have been trying to encash this opportunity… 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 late actor’s father also claimed that movie, web-series, book or any other content on Sushant will affect the right of the victim for a free and fair trial. He also sought Rs 2 crore damages for “loss of reputation, mental trauma and harassment”.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s death
Sushant Singh Rajput reportedly committed suicide at his Bandra apartment on June 14. The death resulted in a national outrage, with the probe being handled by multiple agencies including the Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
The probe by NCB exposed the link between Bollywood and drug suppliers. During the probe Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik were also arrested and sent behind bars. However, they were later released by the court on bail. The anti-drug agency has already filed a 12,000-page chargesheet in a Mumbai court naming 33 persons.
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