Madras HC Allows Jayalalithaa’s Niece To Sue 'Thalaivi' Makers (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Kangana Ranaut’s Thalaivi based on former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has hit another road-block as the Madras HC has reportedly granted niece, Deepa, permission to file a civil suit against the makers of the film. The latest report now means that Deepa, who had earlier moved the Madras High Court stating that she is the legal heir of the former AIADMK chief, can sue the filmmakers for making projects on Jayalalithaa’s life without her permission.
In the affidavit, Deepa had contended that neither Vijay nor Menon, who is reportedly directing a web series on the late leader, had any legal right to depict the life of Jayalalithaa on celluloid. Now, on Tuesday, Justice K. Kalyanasundaram of Madras High Court granted leave (permission) to J. Deepa to sue the makers of the film Thalaivi as well as the web series, Queen.
The complaint read, “The Applicant fears that the Respondents may portray Dr. J. Jayalalitha and her personal life in the life story and the Applicant’s part in the life story may also be depicted by the Respondents in their own version which may affect the family privacy and the Applicant’s privacy.”
‘Thalaivi' is being helmed by AL Vijay and has been written by 'Baahubali' and 'Manikarnika' writer KV Vijayendra Prasad and 'The Dirty Picture' writer Rajat Arora. The movie is set to hit theatres on June 26, 2020.