Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea By Sushant Singh Rajput’s Father

Plea of Sushant Singh Rajput's father denied
Plea of Sushant Singh Rajput's father denied by Delhi HC
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.

The hearing and the final decision of the Delhi High Court come just days ahead of the late actor’s death anniversary. The 34-year-old actor was found dead at his Mumbai residence on June 14, 2020.

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.’

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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.

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.

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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.

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