Delhi High Court Sets Date for Hearing Sushant Singh Rajput’s Father’s Plea Against Biopic



Delhi High Court Sets Date for Hearing Sushant Singh Rajput’s Father’s Plea Against Biopic

The Delhi High Court has scheduled a hearing for February 12, 2024, regarding a plea filed by Krishna Kishore Singh, father of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The plea challenges the rejection of his request to halt the continued streaming of the film ‘Nyay: The Justice,’ purportedly based on Sushant Singh Rajput’s life.

In July, the Delhi High Court had declined to stay the further telecast of the movie. Subsequently, in August, Krishna Kishore Singh moved the Delhi High Court against the refusal to restrain the ongoing online streaming of the film. The upcoming hearing, set before a division bench of Justices Yashwant Varma and Ravinder Dudeja, allows all involved parties time to submit their replies.

The legal dispute revolves around the film’s release on the OTT platform Lapalap in June 2021, a year after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The Delhi High Court had previously refused to stop the streaming, citing that the late actor’s rights to personality and privacy were deemed ‘extinguished’ with his death in 2020.

Justice C. Hari Shankar, in a ruling, stated, “The information contained and shown in the impugned film is entirely derived from items which featured in the media and, therefore, constitute publicly available information. In making a film on the basis thereof, it could not, therefore, be said that the defendants had violated any right of Rajput, much less of the plaintiff [his father].”

Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely death in his Mumbai apartment on June 14, 2020, had a profound impact, sending shockwaves across the nation. The upcoming court hearing will delve into the intricacies of the plea filed by Sushant’s father, seeking intervention in the portrayal of his son’s life on screen.