The lawsuit brought by mobster Chhota Rajan alleging a violation of personality rights against the producers of the Netflix series “Scoop.” Rajan, who is now detained in Tihar jail, filed the lawsuit, stating that Rajan was mentioned in the show’s trailer through the use of his name, likeness, alleged voice, and other unconnected identities connected to Rajan. Rajan has requested 1 in damages in the lawsuit he filed before the Commercial Division of the High Court for the allegedly infringing behaviour.
In support of his claim, he adds that only Rajan’s true name and face were utilised in the series out of all the other people that were portrayed in it. It discredits the petitioner and portrays him as a villain in front of everyone. Millions of people will watch it. It will cause the petitioner a lot of problems.
Since the series has already been released, there is no need for urgency, according to Justice SG Dige of the Bombay High Court Vacation judge, and the show’s creators can be given more time to respond to the petition. As a result, he postponed the hearing in the lawsuit brought by gangster Chhota Rajan against the producers of the Netflix series “Scoop,” citing the violation of personality rights, until June 7.
Since Rajan has only requested one rupee in damages, Justice Dige questioned how the case would fit under the Commercial Courts Act today.The Court stated that if the lawsuit meets the criteria for a business lawsuit, it would be submitted to mediation in accordance with the legal process. Rajan requested further time to revise the complaint and add evidence that would persuade the court that it is, in fact, a business lawsuit. Ultimately, the case was postponed until June 7.