As per earlier press arelicts in October 2012, Ketan Mehta had acquired the rights from Manjhi's son after Manjhi's death. Whereas Dhananjay Kapoor acquired it directly from Manjhi prior to his death. Several issues arise in this regard: (1) Whether Dhananjay Kapoor has the exclusive right to make a film on life of Manjhi? (2) Whether the personality rights of Manjhi are inherited by his son and therefore whether he has the right to grant biopic rights to producers like Ketan Mehta? An analogy may be drawn with the law of defamation of the dead. Defamation of a deceased person does not give rise to a civil right of action at common law in favour of surviving spouse, family or relatives, who are not themselves defamed. The maxim 'actio personalis moritur cum persona' embodies within it the English principle that a personal action dies with the Plaintiff. Also Section 306 of the Indian Succession Act states that All demands whatsoever and all rights to prosecute or defend any action or special proceeding existing in favour of or against a person at the time of his decease, survive to and against his executors or administrators; except causes of action for defamation, assault, as defined in the Indian Penal Code, (45 of 1860.) or other personal injuries not causing the death of the party; and except also cases where, after the death of the party, the relief sought could not be enjoyed or granting it would be nugatory. We perhaps need a judicial precedent to determine the descendability of personality rights.