Otago Daily Times

Bollywood files lawsuit


Mumbai: Bollywood’s top producers have filed a lawsuit against two television news channels for painting the film industry as a den of drugs and crime following the death of a young movie star, they said.

Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment in June in what police initially said appeared to be suicide. His death unleashed frenzied media coverage, with TV channels showing his body, analysing his medical prescripti­ons and suggesting ‘‘black magic’’ was performed on the actor.

The suit, filed in the Delhi High Court, has more than 30 Bollywood production houses and four industry bodies as plaintiffs. — Reuters

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