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Delhi High Court Issues Notice On Plea By Sushant Singh Rajput's Father Seeking Ban On Release Of Any Movie On Son's Life

Shreya Agarwal
20 April 2021 6:40 AM GMT
Delhi High Court Issues Notice On Plea By Sushant Singh Rajputs Father Seeking Ban On Release Of Any Movie On Sons Life
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A single judge bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri of the Delhi High Court today issued notice on a petition by late Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput's father, seeking a ban on the release of any movie on the actor's life.Alleging the violation of right to privacy, and "passing off", the petition states that in light of recent news articles and publications regarding movies and other...

A single judge bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri of the Delhi High Court today issued notice on a petition by late Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput's father, seeking a ban on the release of any movie on the actor's life.

Alleging the violation of right to privacy, and "passing off", the petition states that in light of recent news articles and publications regarding movies and other ventures depicting his personal life, name/images/caricature/lifestyle/likeness in form of biopic or story, it contends that "any such publication, production, or depiction of the private life of the late actor is a blatant and
willful breach of the fundamental right to privacy which includes right to publicity". The petitioner, the late actor's father states that the same cannot be
undertaken without the prior approval of his legal heir - i.e. his own approval.
Singh also apprehends that the said movie has been launched in an "orchestrated manner" by close confidants of the persons accused in his abatement of suicide case against them, to influence a pending investigation.
Further, Singh has stated that any use/misuse of Sushant's name/image/caricature/ lifestyle or information from his personal life amounts to infringement of his "personality right" amounting to passing off.
Singh has moved the petition based upon news reports on movies titled "Nyay: The Justice", "Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost", and "Shashank" which allegedly depict Sushant's story.
He has claimed that these movies will interfere with the investigation of the case.
He has prayed for an order restraining the defendants from using or advertising or making references, in any manner, to Sushant's name/caricature /lifestyle or likeness in their forthcoming projects/films.


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