Declining the plea of Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar, Madras High Court on Thursday restrained the stay release of the biopics based on her aunt and former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s life. Justice Senthil Kumar Ramamoorthy denied with Deepa’s argument that she had a right to privacy regarding the films by directors AL Vijay and Gautham Menon. The directors, however, claimed that their films were works of fiction and made it clear they didn’t include any characters resembling Deepa. The court also ordered the makers of the films to make sure that disclaimer showing that the movie is a work of fiction was provided.
While a release date for AL Vijay’s ’Thalaivi’ has not yet been announced, Gautham Menon’s web series ‘Queen’ starring Ramya Krishna is set to release on Saturday, December 14. In the petition filed by Deepa, she has stated that being a legal heir of Jayalalitha her consent has not been obtained for making the movies. On this note, she has also sought a ban on the biopics. While hearing the case filed by J Deepa, Justice Kalyanasundaram ordered for notices asking directors to respond which resulted in the court rejecting the plea making the ways clear for AL Vijay and Gautham Menon.