Delhi High Court dismisses petition filed by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father against films being made on the late actor

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On Thursday, the Delhi High Court dismissed the petition filed by Sushant Singh Rajput‘s father KK Singh’s on the films made by the late actor’s life. According to the PTI report, the HC refused to stay the release of the film Nyay: The Justice, which is apparently based on SSR’s life. The report further stated that Justice Sanjeev Narula dismissed the application filed by Sushant’s father Krishna Kishore Singh. The late actor’s father had sought to restrain anyone from using his son’s name or likeness in movies.

As per the plea, KK Singh has raised objections on films like Nyay: The Justice, Suicide or Murder: A star was lost, Shashank and an unnamed crowd-funded film. The late actor’s family has expressed their apprehension that plays, movies, web-series, books, interviews or other material may be published which might harm their reputation. A part of KK Singh’s plea read, “movie, web-series, book or any other content of similar nature is allowed to be published or broadcasted, it would affect the right of the victim and deceased for a free and fair trial as it may cause prejudice to them”.

The plea further reads, “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”. The filmmakers of the upcoming movies had opposed the plea filed by the late actor’s father. The court has now asked the defendants and the filmmakers, to file details of royalty, licensing and profits that the upcoming movies make.

For more update on this case, stay tuned.

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