After evading police for several years, Sobhraj is currently serving a sentence of life imprisonment in Nepal for the murder of an American tourist. IBN reports that earlier this week Sobhraj through his lawyer sent a legal notice to the Mumbai-based People Pictures company claiming that no movie based on his character, his life or any resemblance thereof could be made without his permission and personal authorisation. Sobhraj has also for the same reasons protested any press releases in this regard. Reasons cited for this notice are that a false portrayal of Sobhraj in the movie (including showing him committing any crimes he has not been convicted for in India) could in all likelihood harm him and his reputation.
The notice however, also added that Sobhraj was willing to allow the filming of the movie on “mutually satisfactory terms”. SpicyIP will definitely be keeping a watch on this story, especially since Sobhraj claims he has faith in the Indian Judiciary, since he has got “justice” here previously.