Sushant Singh Rajput's Rifleman lands in legal trouble over rights to make biopic of Jaswant Singh Rawat

FP Staff

Jan 21, 2019 10:57:31 IST

Sushant Singh Rajput's upcoming project, Rifleman, seems to have got embroiled in legal trouble. As per reports, the makers of the feature 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died are claiming that they had acquired the original rights to the film based on the life of rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat.

Avinash Dhyani, director of 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died, claimed the same while interacting with the media on Saturday. Producer Prashil Rawat and lawyer Nagesh Mishra were also present at the press conference. 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died has Dhyani also play the lead actor. The film released on 18 January.

Sushant made an announcement on Army Day (15 January) that he was going to be part of Rifleman.

Rifleman producer Abundantia Entertainment has reportedly given a legal notice to team of 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died, stating they could not release the film as Abundantia Entertainment had the exclusive rights to make a film based on Rawat's life.

Dhyani, on the other hand, is refusing to back down, stating that he had been working on the film for the past 15 years and unwanted pressure from the production house will not be welcome. Dhyani also criticised Sushant for coming on board a film without knowing the legal aspects of it.

Updated Date: Jan 21, 2019 10:57:31 IST