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Mumbai court issues notices to Kamya Punjabi for releasing film starring Pratyusha Banerjee

Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
Apr 05, 2017 07:24 PM IST

The Dindoshi sessions court on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to director Kamya Punjabi and producer Neerusha Nikhat after they allegedly released a short film starring late TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee.

The Dindoshi sessions court on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to actor Kamya Punjabi and producer Neerusha Nikhat after they allegedly released a short film starring late TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee. It also asked them why contempt proceedings should not be started against them for releasing the film despite a stay on it. It directed them to be present before the court on Friday.

On April 1, Pratyusha was found hanging in a flat.(HT)
On April 1, Pratyusha was found hanging in a flat.(HT)

The matter was being heard after Banerjee’s boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh filed a defamation suit against Punjabi, Nikhat, Google and YouTube. Objecting to the film for spawning prejudices, Singh has sought damages worth Rs1 crore.

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Singh’s advocate Shreyans Mithare informed the court that the film ‘Hum Kuch Keh Naa Sakey’ was released by Punjabi.

“The court has issued a notice against them after their advocate confirmed that the release. The court also warned to issue a non-bailable warrant against them if they fail to appear before the court,” Mithare told HT.

Banerjee was in a live-in relationship with Singh and they stayed at a Goregaon (West) apartment. On April 1, she was found hanging in a flat. A case of abetment to suicide was registered against Singh. He is currently out on anticipatory bail. The police have filed a charge sheet. According to Singh, one of the characters in the video is named Rahul. He further said that the film showed him in a bad light and was defamatory.

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