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Sushant Singh Rajput's Father’s Plea Seeking Stay On ‘Nyay: The Justice’ Dismissed By Delhi HC

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Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely demise left his near and dear ones devastated and his loss is strongly felt to this day. 

There are many speculations around his death and we need to be sensitive towards the emotions of those who were deeply connected to the late actor. 

However, there are also some who have been trying to encash on his death. Some wrote books and some started to churn out scripts. 

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One more such movie that came into the limelight is Nyay: The Justice.

Sushant’s father dragged the makers of the film to court and his plea stated that the movie is based on his son’s life. Sushant’s father has contended 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. 

“Plaintiff (Singh) has apprehension that various plays, movies, web-series, books, interviews or other material may be published which would harm the reputation of the son of the plaintiff and his family,” claimed the suit, seeking damages of over Rs 2 crore from the filmmakers for “loss of reputation, mental trauma, and harassment” to Rajput’s family.

In the latest development, the Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of the movie. 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 teaser of the film does have striking similarities to Sushant’s death and all the reports that were aired on TV. 

The teaser opens with the news of a popular actor 'Mahinder Singh' committing suicide at his residence. It shows the characters playing the apparent roles of Mahesh Bhatt and Rhea Chakraborty. 

The director has also shown scenes wherein the actor is struggling with depression.

“I was shocked to learn about his (Sushant Singh Rajput) death. Though I do not know him personally, we all felt for him. Through this film we want to send out a message that taking your own life is not the right thing to do, there is always another option. This film is a tribute to him and we hope that this film helps to celebrate him and his work," director Dilip Gulati said.

Here’s the teaser:

Producer Sarla A. Saraogi added, “We are making this film not to ride on his fame or success, we hope that this film celebrates his journey and reignites the spark to seek justice for a lost son." 

However, I am of the opinion that the teaser is outright disturbing.

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