Ever since a young Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, was found dead in his home, the Indian media has held Bollywood responsible for his untimely passing.
The suit, filed in the Delhi High Court, has more than 30 Bollywood production houses and four industry bodies as plaintiffs and refers to the coverage of Sushant Singh Rajput's death.
The police investigation was launched after mounting calls for a wider look into Bollywood's so-called "drugs mafia" following the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput who was found dead in his Mumbai apartment in June.
The death has sparked an intense yet belated debate on nepotism in India's top film industry.
The 34-year-old’s suicide sent shockwaves across Bollywood and beyond, sparking calls for mental illness to be taken more seriously.
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