As discussed, right to privacy is not inheritable by heirs of deceased. Plaintiffs may have been successful if their personal right to privacy was in any way being infringed by making of this movie. But, unfortunately, no such circumstance has been pleaded by Plaintiffs. It is asserted, Plaintiffs are entitled to be left alone, to grieve in privacy. Plaintiffs have not been able to make out any case of being left alone, once breach of privacy itself has not been established. To say, screening of a movie would cause any kind of trauma and upheaval may not be correct. The incident had happened in 2016. The movie is intended to be screened now in 2022. The disclaimer prima facie takes care of concerns expressed.
Plaintiffs have not been able to explain as to which aspect of FARAAZ is defamatory. The defamation essentially can be asserted only after FARAAZ has been released.
– Hon’ble Justice Neena Bansal Krishna of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, Ruba Ahmed v. Hansal Mehta, [CS(OS) 498/2021] decided on 14.10.2022.