New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of film ‘Nyay: The Justice’, which is reportedly based on the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The film is slated to be released in June.
Justice Sanjeev Narula dismissed a petition filed by Sushant’s father, KK Singh, who sought a stay on several films being made on the late actor’s life.
Some of the proposed movie projects mentioned in the plea include ‘Nyay: The Justice’, ‘Suicide or Murder: A Star was Lost’, ‘Shashank’ and an unnamed crowd-funded film.
According to Singh’s petition, filmmakers were trying to take advantage of the controversy surrounding Sushant’s death and “encash on the opportunity” for ulterior motives, The Indian Express reported.
The petition further said various plays, movies, web-series, books, interviews or other material may be published which would harm the reputation of the plaintiff’s son of the plaintiff and his family.
The suit also sought damages of over Rs 2 crore from the filmmakers for “loss of reputation, mental trauma and harassment” to Rajput’s family.