Delhi HC refuses to stay film on Sushant Singh Rajput's death

Sushant’s father had sought a stay on films being made on the actor’s life

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Delhi High Court on Thursday refused Sushant Singh Rajput’s father’s plea to stay the release of film Nyay: The Justice, which is allegedly based on the death of the actor.

Sushant’s father Krishna Kishore Singh had sought to restrain filmmakers from using the name, lifestyle or likeness of the late actor in proposed movies on his life, Live Law stated in a report. He had also claimed that these movies will interfere with the investigation of the case.

"Defendants (filmmakers), taking advantage of the situation, have been trying to encash this opportunity... plays, movies, web-series, books, interviews or other material may be published which would harm the reputation of the son of the plaintiff and his family," the petition argued. The petition also sought Rs 2 crore in damages for "loss of reputation, mental trauma and harassment".

Some of the upcoming or 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.

Sushant was found dead at his Mumbai apartment on June 14 last year. Three central agencies—CBI, ED, NCB—are probing various angles of the actor’s death. Last month, the NCB which is orobing the drugs angle linked to the case, arrested Sushant’s former flatmate Siddharth Pithani from Hyderabad.

Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty who were arrested by the NCB in the case, are currently out on bail.