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Uphaar Tragedy: Sushil Ansal Moves Delhi HC Against Web Series ‘Trial By Fire’


New Delhi [India]: Businessman Sushil Ansal has filed a suit in Delhi High Court against the upcoming Web series ‘Trial By Fire’ based on the 1997 Uphar Cinema tragedy.

Sushil Ansal, a known Businessman who was convicted in the case, through suit seeking a permanent and mandatory injunction restraining the Production company and others from releasing the limited web series titled ‘Trial By Fire’ which is slated for release on January 13, 2023, on the OTT platform of Netflix. Netflix’s upcoming series Trial By Fire is based on the bestselling book, Trial By Fire: The Tragic Tale of the Uphaar Fire Tragedy by Neelam Krishnamoorthy and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy Starring Rajshri Deshpande and Abhay Deol as Neelam and Shekhar in the series.

Ansal also seeking restraint of further publication and circulation of the book titled ‘Trial By Fire- The tragic tale of the Uphaar Tragedy’ authored by Defendant(s) Neelam Krishnamoorthy and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy and published by Penguin Random House Ltd on which the Impugned Series is stated to be based.

The suit further stated that the Impugned Series is said to be based on true events pertaining to the tragic fire that took place on June 13, 1997, at Uphaar Cinema in Green Park, New Delhi (“said incident”). The official teaser/trailer for the impugned series was released on 04.01.2023 which shows direct references to the Plaintiff herein and the dramatized role of the Plaintiff in the said incident and its aftermath

The Suit is to be heard by Delhi High Court on Wednesday.



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