A film ‘Nyay’ was made three years ago on the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. For the last two years, a case was going on in the court regarding the release of the film. Sushant’s father KK Singh had filed a petition to stop the release of the film. Now on Wednesday, the Delhi High Court, while hearing the case, has dismissed this petition.
The court says that it is not right to ban the film in any way. Sushant’s father had filed a case against the makers of the film for hurting his son’s privacy. Commenting on the petition of KK Singh, the court said that with the death of Sushant, his right to privacy also ended.
Ashok Saraogi, legal advisor to the makers of the film ‘Nyay’, says that he has done deep research before making the film. He said- We have prepared the story, screenplay and dialogues of the film on the basis of the things which are in the public domain on Sushant.
We did not use sources whose credibility was questionable. Two and a half to three crore rupees were spent in making the film. Apart from this, another 60 lakh rupees have been spent in fighting the legal battle. Now finally justice has been done with our film. The rights of the film are with G5, now we will work together with G5 to release the film.
The Delhi High Court said in its judgment – The facts related to the film are already present in the media. If the film is made on the basis of these facts, then there should be no objection to it. The makers of the film have not violated Sushant’s rights.
When the reports related to Sushant’s death came in the public domain, his father KK Singh did not challenge it. So this is also not a violation of rights in any way, especially not the rights of his father.
The court said that this film is already being streamed on the OTT platform ‘Lapalap’. Till now thousands of people have seen it. Then there is no point in banning it. Justice C. Harishankar said in his judgment – even if this film violates the right to privacy of Sushant Singh Rajput, then it is his personal matter. Now since he is no more in this world, it cannot be said that he has inherited these rights from his father.
Producers said on the project inspired by Sushant Singh Rajput – ‘Nyay: The Justice’ will be a two-and-a-half-hour feature film and a 10-episode web series Film’s lawyer and producer Sarla Saraogi’s husband Ashok Saraogi and producer Rahul Sharma had a special conversation with Dainik Bhaskar. He said- Sushant Singh Rajput’s parents felt that his wrong image has been shown in the film, but it is not so at all.
We ourselves are fans of Sushant Singh. We have made the film taking inspiration from him, but nothing has been shown that will disappoint his fans and family. We have tried to keep their memories attached through the film.