On Thursday, the Delhi High Court has dismissed the plea by late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father Krishna Kishore Singh and refused to stay the release of films based on the actor’s life.
Justice Sanjeev Narula dismisses the plea moved by Rajput's father and HC refuses to stay the release of film 'Nyay: The Justice' which is based on the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, reports Bar & Bench.
Sushant’s sister Priyanka Singh has also reacted to this development and expressed her disappointment. She responded by tweeting: “Most devastated and baffled beyond words...#JusticeForSSR”
The film titled ‘Nyay The Justice’, touted to be based on Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, is directed by Dilip Gulati and stars Zuber K Khan and Shreya Shukla in lead roles. The film also stars Shakti Kapoor and Aman Verma among others.
Several other projects including Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost, and Shashank among others are being made on the late actor’s life. Rajput’s father had hit back against such projects with a legal notice and had also asked for a ban on all movies depicting his late son’s life and sought an amount of Rs 2,00,02,200 as damages from these movie-makers.
Earlier this week, the makers of ‘Nyay The Justice’ told the Delhi HC that the film is not a biopic on Sushant Singh Rajput and it does not depict his caricature, name or likeness. The film is scheduled to be released on June 11, 2021.
Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on June 14 2020 and the case is being investigated by Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate and Narcotics Control Bureau.