Remember Nyay the justice – a film based on Sushant Singh Rajput’s mysterious death being made by Shruti Modi’s lawyer Ashok Saraogi and his wife?
The Delhi High Court has refused to stay the release of upcoming film Nyay: The Justice, The film is actually scheduled to release tomorrow that is on 11th June 11.
However, the producers of film and all other films supposedly “inspired” from Sushant Singh Rajput’s life and death, have been asked by the court to maintain and render the true accounts of the revenue earned from the film.This could be by way of sale or licensing of all rights related to the film.
The court order came after Sushant Singh Rajput’s father filed a plea against movies and other ventures depicting Sushant’s personal life or likeness in the form of a biopic or a story.
But the Delhi High Court was of the opinion that when the events that form the subject matter of the film are in the public sphere, there was no justification to restrain publication of work that only drew inspiration from such events.
The Court added that in view of specific disclaimer by the film makers, there was prima facie nothing to believe that the film would lead the public to believe that it was a true story or a biopic that has been authorised or endorsed by Sushant’s father.
Sushant’s father Krishna Kishore Singh had moved the Delhi High Court earlier this year claiming that many people were taking advantage of his son’s death.
He argued that his son’s death was being seen as an “opportunity to get fame by developing different theories and stories”, at the cost of his and his family’s reputation.
After learning about movies based on SSR, like “Nyay: The Justice”, “Suicide or Murder: A star was lost”, and “Shashank”, Sushant’s father feared that various plays, movies, web series, books, interviews or other material might be published which would harm the reputation of his son sand his family.
It was asserted that in the absence of permission, any kind of depiction of Sushany Singh’s private life was a blatant and wilful breach of fundamental right to privacy, which cannot be taken away without the prior approval of Sushant’s slegal heir.
It was further urged that the “personality right of celebrity” should be acknowledged at par with an intellectual property right.
But the makers of Nayay the justice argued that the said film was not a biopic and did not portray the name, image, or photographs etc., of Sushant Singh Rajput.
They said that their film was only inspired by true events surrounding the lives of film or TV celebrities including Sushant Singh Rajput, who they say passed away due to unnatural causes, and the details of which are widely available in the public domain.
So now, I don’t know where, but apparently this film, Nyay the Justice releases tomorrow, on 11th June 2021 …just 3 days before the first anniversary of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
By the way, I have seen the trailer of this film and all things aside, as a film critic, I can say that with or without the controversy, Nyay the Justice looks like a lost cause, right from the word go. It features hopelessly dull acting by B & C-grade actors, in what can only be termed as a hurriedly put together hotch potch in a desperate attempt to cash in on the biggest news story of the year. This even as justice of Sushant Singh Rajput campaign continues to rage on
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