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Producer Ekta Kapoor has responded to a criminal complaint filed against her in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.

The case was filed under Sections 306, 109, 504 and 506 in a Muzaffarpur court on Wednesday morning by an advocate named Sudhir Kumar Ojha against Ekta Kapoor, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, Sajid Nadiadwala, Bhushan Kumar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Ojha alleged that these prominent Bollywood personalities forced Rajput to commit suicide under a conspiracy which, he pleaded, amounted to murder.

Kapoor responded on social media: “Thank you for the case for not casting Sushi.. when actually I launched him. I’m beyond upset at how convoluted theories can be. Please let family and friends mourn in peace! Truth shall prevail. Cannot believe this.”

Sushant Singh Rajput.

Ojha claimed that the people he named ensured that Rajput’s films did not get released and that the late actor was not invited to film events by them.

The lawyer said that Rajput’s death had not only hurt the people of Bihar but the entire country.

Rajput, born in Patna, Bihar, rose to stardom with Kapoor’s TV show ‘Pavitra Rishta’. The series, his second television outing long before he cracked Bollywood, made him a household name.