The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of ‘Nyay: The Justice’, which is reportedly based on the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The petition was filed by the late actor’s father KK Singh, who sought a ban on several films being made on his death. Singh, in his plea, had said that the films were “taking advantage of the situation” and “trying to capitalize on this opportunity for covert purposes”.
Welcoming the verdict in favor of the film, its lead actor Zubair K Khan said that he is looking forward to the audience watching the film. The trailer of Nyay: The Justice was released on Friday, days before the actor’s first death anniversary. Starring stalwarts like Asrani, Shakti Kapoor, and Sudha Chandran, it looked like a bad job, getting the place in the worst media coverage after Sushant’s death.
Zubair was upset that the film is not a biopic on Sushant but a story inspired by his life. The actor also said that ever since the release of the film was put on hold, he was feeling sad as he considers the project a tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput.
“It was very disappointing for me, I even cried a couple of times. There was a lot of reaction but I want to tell people that I was his fan. And it was my way of paying tribute to the actor. I or anyone else has no personal agenda to make this film. I was really upset while doing all this and now that the film has got the green signal, I can’t wait for people to see the film,” said Zubair.
The Naagin actor shared that he has known Sushant Singh Rajput for years, and they even trained together. “He was the one who taught me martial arts. I was very close to him but once he left, we lost touch over the years,” Zubair said, adding that he was devastated by the actor’s death. “I can. I think I revealed this film to me. I didn’t even try to imitate him, but used my acting to pay tribute to him.”
Zubair Khan shared that Sushant’s manager’s lawyer has produced Nyay: The Justice and thus was confident that they would not try to paint him in a negative color. “I took the time to say yes because I didn’t want anything wrong or negative to happen. While the film is very close to reality, it is inspired by his life and not just based on controversy. It is about this man’s journey from being an outsider to fame as a TV actor and then becoming a star. There is no major revelation as the audience is already aware of this story, it is all in the public domain. ”
The actor shared that filming for the film was a tough time for him and he would break up often. “Being an actor I could relate to the journey and the emotions. Be it Sushant or Mahendra Singh and me in the film, we all have seen our ups and downs and it was a challenging time to bring it back to life on screen. I used to get goosebumps while speaking the dialogues. And the death scene left me stunned,” he said.
“We are not trying to make a statement, there is a law for that. As for our film, it is a commercial, entertaining film with romance, adventure, and even song and dance. I would request everyone that Watch it before they judge us. We all worked hard on it.”
On a final note, the actor said that the team wants to release the film in theatres, if they remain closed, so they may have a digital release.