The Delhi High Court on June 10 dismissed a petition filed by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father, Krishna Kishore Singh. Singh filed this against the release of movies that are being made about his son’s life.
KK Singh’s Petition
Earlier this year, the late actor’s father filed a petition High Court. His plea stated that many people were taking advantage of his son’s death.
In a plea filed earlier this year, Sushant Singh Rajput’s father said that proposed movie projects based on his son’s life would ‘affect the right of the victim and deceased for a free and fair trial.’
Singh’s plea was directed against the proposed movie projects– Nyay: The Justice, Suicide or Murder: A star was lost, Shashank, and one unnamed crowd-funded film. These films are all reportedly based on his son’s life.
Delhi High Court dismisses late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father's petition against the proposed movies being made about the actor's life. Sushant's father had filed the plea restraining anyone from using his son's name or likeness in movies. pic.twitter.com/aB5WnJmIkz
— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2021
Sushant Singh Rajput’s father said the filmmakers in the industry were taking advantage of their family’s grief and the late actor’s death for commercial gains. Therefore, this cancels out the right to freedom of speech and expression for them.
Suit Against Misuse Of SSR’s Name
The suit sought over Rs 2 crore as compensation for damages from the filmmakers. This was filed for “loss of reputation, mental trauma, and harassment” to Rajput’s family.
The suit also stated that the late actor was a well-known celebrity. Therefore, “any misuse of his name/ image/ caricature/ style of delivering dialogues also amounts to infringement of the personality right vested with the plaintiff besides amounting to acts of passing off”.
Singh’s apprehension was directed mainly towards various plays, movies, web series, books, interviews, or other material that may be published. He stated that these may harm the reputation of the son of the plaintiff and his family.
Take a look at netizens’ reactions below.
If i remember it was the same high court which didn't allowed the episode of Crime Patrol which was based on Delhi Gangrape to be aired till the court proceedings were not over. So how come they are allowing the movie to be released when the investigations has not been completed?
— Aditya Shaw (@aditshaw02) June 10, 2021
This looks like a D grade film trying to make money off a brutal death it won’t go far! Politics Delaying SSR Justice
— Reshma Radia ?? (@reshie2000) June 10, 2021