Chennai: J. Deepa, niece of former chief minister late J.Jayalalithaa, has filed a suit in the Madras high court, to restrain the producers A.L.Vijay, Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Gautham Vasudev Menon, from producing a film in respect of life of former chief minister J.Jayalalithaa and/or her family members and their direct descendants without her consent.
The suit filed by Deepa is likely to come up for hearing next week.
In her suit, Deepa submitted that she is a legal heir and direct descendant of late J.Jayalalithaa. Former chief minister Jayalalithaa is her aunty (sister of her father). She had very close acquaintance with her during her life time. Jayalalithaa was a well known public personality and has acquired very good name, image and reputation among the people of Tamil Nadu and all over the parts of India and raised as a political leader. Jayalalithaa had established a very great name for the party AIADMK, founded by former chief minister M.G.Ramachandran. Jayalalithaa has got a number of followers and her fame is written in golden letters in the history of Tamil Nadu, she added.
She said A.L.Vijay and Vishnu Vardhan Induri have announced to produce a film on the biography of late Jayalalithaa and announced the same through public media and press She learnt that Kangana Ranaut has been identified to act as Jayalalithaa and the film was titled as “Thalaivi” in Tamil and “Jaya” in Hindi. They planned to release the said film on the life story of Jayalalithaa as bilingual film for their commercial and monetary benefits without her consent.
Gautham Vasudev Menon has announced to make web series on the life story of Jayalalithaa and announced that Ramya Krishnan will perform the role of Jayalalithaa. He has planned to produce the web serial on the life story of Jayalalithaa for his commercial and monetary benefits without her consent, she added.
She said Jayalalithaa was a great political personality and the said life story cannot be filmed without adding her life as part of the film. In such an event, the same would amount to an interference of her privacy. More so, she was not aware of the story, script, screen play and dialogue, prepared by them in producing the said movie and for the web serial. She fears that they may portray Jayalalithaa and her personal life in the life story and her (Deepa) part in the life story may also be depicted by them in their own version which may affect the family privacy and her privacy. Therefore, with a view to safeguard the interest of the personality right of Jayalalithaa, applicant’s privacy and their family privacy, it was absolutely necessary that without her consent and approval of the story, screen play, script etc., they should not be permitted to proceed with the production of the said film or web serial and releasing the same for public exhibition, she added.