Notice issued by Delhi HC on plea seeking stay of movie “Nyay: The Justice”

On Friday, the Delhi HC issued notice on an appeal made by Mr. Krishna Kishore Singh, father of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput against an order which refused to restrain the filmmakers to use the name, caricature, and/or likelihood of the actor in the film “Nyay: The Justice”.

The Court headed by a division bench comprising of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani and Justice Jasmeet Singh has sought a reply from the respondents and the matter would further be heard on July 14. The matter came into light after the appellant had submitted that the life story of Sushant Singh Rajput was being exploited for commercial purposes.

Mr Krishna Kishore Singh had moved to the Court seeking injunction on any and all the movies planned to be made in his son’s name, caricature or likelihood. He further claimed that as the legal heir of his son he owns celebrity rights belonging to his son.

It is further argued by the appellant that the movie affects his right to privacy and the right to a fair trial, as Sushant’s father, considering the ongoing cases on the cause of his death. It has resulted in violation of right to publicity and celebrity rights which belonged to his son before his death.

It is argued that the public cannot be given permission to make gains through commercial exploitation of the persona of the deceased.

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