Delhi, June 10, 2021: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of the film "Nyaay: The Justice", which is said to be based on the life of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The Delhi HC, chaired by Justice Sanjeev Narula dismissed the plea filed by Sushant's father, KK Singh seeking a ban on the film.
According to News18, some of the upcoming or proposed movie projects mentioned in the plea include "Nyay: The Justice", "Suicide or Murder: A star was lost", "Shashank", among other unnamed crowd-funded films. The High Court told in its order that "Nyay: The Justice" does not depict Sushant's caricature, name, or likeness as it is not a biopic on him.
The submission was made by the producers and director of the film, which is scheduled to be released in June. After hearing arguments of both sides, Justice Sanjeev Narula reserved judgment in the matter and asked the producers and director of the film not to release the movie till the court pronounces its verdict.
In the plea filed by KK Singh, he said that the filmmakers are taking advantage of the situation for commercial gains and therefore, the right to freedom of speech and expression would not apply to them. He also sought damages of over Rs 2 crores from the filmmakers for loss of reputation, mental trauma, and harassment to the SSR family.
Nyay: The Justice is directed by Dilip Gulati and produced by Sarla A. Saraogi and Rahul Sharma. It stars Zuber K. Khan and Shreya Shukla in the lead roles while Asrani and Shakti Kapoor play the supporting roles.