As Sushant Singh Rajput's death has once again triggered conversations about the dark side of showbiz, a case has been filed against 8 people including Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Ekta Kapoor. Advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha has filed a complaint under Sections 306, 109, 504 & 506 of IPC in connection with the actor's death in a court in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, according to reports.
Speaking to ANI, Ojha said, “In the complaint, I have alleged that Sushant Singh Rajput was removed from around seven films and some of his films were not released. Such a situation was created which forced him to take the extreme step.”
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Sushant Singh, 34, was found dead in his Bandra apartment on Sunday, and since his death, many have been speaking up against nepotism and exploitation in the industry. Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam had claimed that Sushant lost 7 films which he had signed, over a span of 6 months. "He lost the films in just six months. Why? The film industry's ruthlessness works on a very different level. And that ruthlessness took the life of one talented person," Nirupam had tweeted.
Following these allegations, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had assured that Mumbai Police will probe 'professional rivalry' angle in the suicide case.
The actor made his Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che, which was adapted from Chetan Bhagat’s The Three Mistakes of My Life. Before his foray in films, he had acted in television serials, most notably in Pavitra Rishta.
His last film was Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore, in which he acted alongside Shraddha Kapoor.