The right to privacy of an individual and the reputation earned during their lifetime extinguishes after death, therefore, cannot be inherited by the legal heirs of the deceased: Madras High Court.

A deceased person’s right to privacy cannot be inherited, ruled the Madras High Court on Friday while dismissing a plea against the release of biopics on late former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalitha, including Ramya Krishnanstarrer “Queen” and Kangana Ranaut-starrer Thalaivi. The Bench of Justices R Subbiah and Sathi Kumar Sukumara Kurup was dealing with an appeal moved by J Deepa, niece of former Chief Minister J Jayalalitha filed a plea in the High Court to stop the release of a biopic “Thalaivi”. The movie is based on the life of the former CM. According to the petitioner, the movie is defaming her reputation. Also, the life story of Jayalalitha cannot be filmed without adding the life of her relatives into it. By this, it will amount to invade her (Deepa’s) privacy as well. The High Court pronounced that the movie is subjected to the certifications given by CBFC. And the CBFC is yet to go through the contents of the movie. Also, personality, privacy and reputation enjoyed by a person during his or her lifetime ends with his or her death.

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