Real estate baron Sushil Ansal, convicted in the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire case, on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on the release of the web series ‘Trial by Fire’.
Trial by Fire’ in trouble before release
The web series ‘Trial by Fire’, which is ready to bring the story of the most horrifying fire incident in Delhi to the world, has been embroiled in controversies even before its release. In fact, real estate businessman Sushil Ansal, convicted in the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire case, on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on the release of the web series ‘Trial by Fire’. This web series is going to release on Netflix on January 13.
- Trial By Fire stars Abhay Deol and Rajshri Deshpande.
- It was released on Netflix on Friday, January 13.
- Trial By Fire is created by Prashanth Nair and Kevin Luperchio.
The Tragic Tale of the Uphaar Tragedy’ based on this scandal
The hearing of this petition in the Delhi High Court will be held on January 11 before Justice Yashwant Verma. Let us tell you, before the web series, 83-year-old real estate businessman Sushil Ansal had also demanded a ban on the dissemination and publication of the book ‘Trial by Fire – The Tragic Tale of the Uphaar Tragedy’ based on this scandal.
Sushil Ansal, in his plea, said that he has been ‘legally and socially punished’ and the release of the series, which is said to be based on a book written by a couple who lost their two children in the fire, has There will be an irreparable loss. Violation of his dignity and his right to privacy. On June 13, 1997, a massive fire broke out at Uphaar Cinema during the screening of the Hindi film ‘Border’, in which 59 people died.
In the year 2017, the Supreme Court finally decided the matter and now 83-year-old Sushil Ansal and his brother Gopal Ansal have been directed to pay a fine of Rs 30 crore each. The High Court had then released Sushil Ansal keeping in mind the time spent in jail. The Ansal Brothers and two others were later convicted of tampering with evidence related to the Uphaar Cinema fire trial.