The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of the movie, ‘Nyay: The Justice’, which is purportedly based on the life of late Bollywood actor Sushant singh Rajput. The movie is scheduled to be released on Friday. Justice Sanjeev Narula dismissed an application by Rajput’s father Krishna Kishore Singh, seeking to restrain anyone from using his son’s name or likeness in movies. The court, however, directed the producers to maintain accounts of the film and listed the suit for completion of pleading before the joint registrar. The detailed order is awaited.
According to Singh’s plea, some of the upcoming or proposed movie projects based on his son’s life are — ‘Nyay: The Justice’, ‘Suicide or Murder: A star was lost’, ‘Shashank’ and an unnamed crowd-funded film.
Opposing the plea, senior advocate Chander Lall, appearing for the director of ‘Nyay’, has said the movie’s release has been widely publicised and therefore, he would not be able to give any assurance with regard to holding it back.
The director of film ‘Shashank’ was represented through advocate A P Singh.