Delhi high court nixes plea to stay release of Nyay, film based on Sushant Singh Rajput's life

The actor’s father Krishna Kishore Singh had sought that filmmakers be restrained from using his son’s name, caricature, lifestyle or likeness.

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The Delhi high court on Thursday dismissed a plea by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father, Krishna Kishore Singh, to put a stay on the release of Nyay: The Justice, which is purportedly based on the life of the late actor.

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Singh, in his application, sought directions from the court to restrain the filmmakers mentioned in the suit as well as anyone else from using his son’s “name/ caricature/ lifestyle or likeness in their forthcoming project/films in any manner whatsoever”.

Nyay: The Justice is scheduled to be released on 11 June. Apart from this poject, the upcoming films Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost and Shashank also reportedly revolve around Rajput's life.

In April, the Delhi high court had asked the producers of these films, which were being filmed at the time, to respond to Singh's plea.

After hearing the arguments of both sides, Justice Sanjeev Narula reserved judgment in the matter and asked the producers and director of Nyay not to release the movie till the court pronounces its verdict.

Rajput, 34, was found dead at his Mumbai apartment on 14 June 2020. In early October, Dr Sudhir Gupta of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi ruled out murder.