Sushant Singh Rajput passed away in June 2020. His death came as a shock to the film industry, his fans and his family. Various filmmakers had announced films based on the actor’s life or death. Now, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked producers of various proposed and upcoming films about Rajput’s life to respond to a call from his father seeking to prevent anyone from using his son’s name or image in films. movies.
According to reports, Judge Manoj Kumar Ohri sent a notice to all concerned filmmakers and requested their support on May 24 in response to the complaint filed by Rajput’s father, Krishna Kishore Singh.
In the plea, Rajput’s father mentioned the names of some of the films which include: Nyay: Justice, suicide or murder: a star has been lost, Shashank and an unnamed crowd-funded film. Depending on the costume, Nyay is set to be released in June as the filming of Suicide or murder: a star has been lost and Shashank has begun.
“The defendants (filmmakers), taking advantage of this situation, tried to seize this opportunity for ulterior motives”, indicates the plea.
The plaintiff (Singh) also sought damages of over Rs 2 crore from the filmmakers for “loss of reputation, mental trauma and harassment” against Rajput’s family.
The plea also alleged that if “a film, web-series, book or any other content of a similar nature was allowed to be published or broadcast, it would infringe the right of the victim and the deceased to a free and fair trial, because that could cause harm to them “.
The plaintiff also sought directions from the court to prevent the filmmakers mentioned in the lawsuit and anyone else from using “his son’s name / caricature / lifestyle or likeness in their upcoming project / films in any way. it would be”.
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