At a press conference on Wednesday, the late Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer came up with some stern rebuke for those who feel Sushant’s family has been acting ignorant about Sushant’s mental health and that Rhea Chakraborty should not be held guilty until proven so.
In other words, only Sushant’s family has the right to justice. Rhea doesn’t.
Among the many dos and don’ts(largely don’ts) mentioned by the lawyer at the PC the one that grabbed my attention is an embargo on any written or visual content based on Sushant Singh Rajput’s life unless the deceased’s father gives his written consent.
This one left me stumped. How on earth can the bereaved father, who has enough trauma to deal with, stop anyone from making a film or series or writing a book ?For the zealous lawyer’s information , at least 15-20 serials and feature film inspired by the Sushant tragedy are being planned. Try stopping them.
Somebody is making a film entitled Shashank which, evidence suggests, is based on Sushant’s experiences. It would take a very long stint in the courts to prove that the film Shashank is actually based on Sushant. All the maker of this film or any other series or film pertaining to borrow material from Sushant’s life, has to do is change the name and put a disclaimer in the opening titles. No law in the world can prove that Shahank is about Sushant.
Of course Sushant’s father has very capable lawyer. He can try to bring every errant filmmaker/author to book.
But if I want to write book or make a film on Sushant,I don’t need to take his family’s consent. I know the whole idea is to keep options open for a juicy deal sanctioning the authorized film or book. But I can easily do an unauthorized version . But I won’t. I’d rather write or make film about Dilip Kumar , Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Guru Dutt Balraj Sahni or Motilal.