Krishna Kishore Singh, father of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has moved Delhi High Court against the movies and ventures that are depicting his personal life, name, images, caricature, lifestyle, likeness in form of biopic or story.
Single judge bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri has issued the summons following the suit filed by SSR’s father.
The plaintiff, Krishna Kishore Singh presented his grievance that people took the death of his son as an opportunity to get fame by developing different theories/stories at the cost of his and his family’s reputation.
The plaintiff filed the suit after he came across various movies including Nyay: The Justice”, “Suicide or Murder: A star was lost”, “Shashank”. He apprehends that such plays, movies, web series, books, interviews, or other material published can harm the reputation of the late Bollywood actor and his family.
The plaintiff submitted that none of the makers behind these movies and material came to him to obtain his consent before publishing.
He further argued that any publication, production, or depiction of the private life of Sushant Singh Rajput is a blatant and willful breach of fundamental right to privacy which cannot be taken away without the prior approval of his legal heir.
The suit further stated, “The late actor, Sh. Sushant Singh Rajput was a well-known celebrity and had become a household name, thus it is the right time that courts of our country shall acknowledge the right of celebrity at par with an intellectual property right since the personality of celebrities are being misappropriated for wrongful commercial gains at the cost of fame, reputation and privacy..the use of his name/image/caricature/lifestyle without his consent amounts to violation of the personality right and copyright solely vested with his son.”
The plaintiff also alleged that these ventures are designed to malign Sushant Singh Rajput’s image and to derail CBI investigation into his death.
Besides seeking injunction orders against the makers of the above-named movies, he also sought orders against unknown persons as well.