Tamil Super Star Rajinikanth has filed a petition with the Madras High Court seeking stay on the release of Hindi film ‘Main Hoon Rajinikanth’, as “it would cause significant and substantial damage to him in addition to suffering irreparable loss of reputation and goodwill and also deception to the public.”
Hearing the petition, Justice S Tamilvanan issued an interim stay on release of the movie, produced by Mumbai-based Varsha Productions and directed by Faisal Saif. The Court also issued notice to the producer.
According to reports, the movie is about a Rajinikanth Rao, a CBI officer-cum-contract killer – a role handled by actor Adithya Menon.
In his petition, the Tamil ace actor said if the producer is allowed to use the name or image or style of delivering dialogues in the upcoming movie, “it would cause significant and substantial damage to the Applicant (Rajinikanth) in addition to the Applicant suffering irreparable loss of reputation and goodwill and also deception to the public.”
He added that despite he being exceptionally well known and enjoying the adoration and recognition of his fans across the globe, has deliberately chosen not to authorize any biopic featuring him or create any work based upon his personal self/personality as he is personally against such gross commercialization of his name and reputation. This has been his personal choice for the past several decades, added the petition.
The petition added that the production firm has not approached him or obtained his consent or permission either written or oral to use his name, caricature, image and style of delivering dialogue in its forthcoming feature film and has been going ahead with the project.