‘Shashank’ director denies his film is based on the life of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput

Days after Sushant Singh Rajput’s father moved the court docket to hunt a ban on filmmakers seeking to revenue from his son’s tragedy, filmmaker Sanoj Misra has filed an affidavit stating his film isn’t based mostly on the late star in any type.

On April 20, Rajput’s father Krishna Kishore Singh moved the Delhi Excessive Court docket in opposition to movies and different ventures depicting the late Bollywood actor’s private life, title, pictures, caricature, life-style, likeness in type of biopic or story. Of the initiatives within the works, motion pictures reminiscent of ‘Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost’, ‘Shashank’ and ‘Nyay: The Justice’ are reportedly based mostly on Rajput’s dying.

In line with studies, Misra, who’s the director of ‘Shashank’, has argued again saying his film isn’t an outline of Rajput’s life, however slightly focuses on Bollywood outsiders and their struggles.

“The film of defendant no. 7 (Mishra) ‘Shashank’ is totally based on portraying the struggle of outsiders in Bollywood. The theme and story is based on four young boys. Defendant no. 7 is also a great example of struggle as an outsider of Mumbai in Bollywood,” Misra advised leisure portal Bollywood Hungama.

Singh’s petition states no such venture on Rajput’s life can go forward with out first in search of approval from the actor’s household. “The late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput was a well-known celebrity and had become a household name, thus it is 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 a violation of the personality right and copyright solely vested with his son,” the petition reads.

Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti additionally took to Twitter to said: “To reiterate the obvious “Any 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.”

Rajput, who starred in movies reminiscent of ‘Chhichhore’ and ‘Raabta’, reportedly died by suicide final 12 months. The investigation into his dying has stirred up a hornet’s nest in India, with governmental authorities wanting right into a attainable drug nexus in Bollywood, whereas followers have cried nepotism, blaming business insiders not permitting strugglers to interrupt into the business whereas giving choice to star youngsters with Bollywood lineages.

Source: www.sociallykeeda.com

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