Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has opened up a dialogue on Bollywood’s nepotism and bullying. The actor died by suicide on June 14 and ever since netizens who have been mourning the actor’s loss have taken to social media to blame Karan Johar and a string of others for his death. Several posts on social media suggested that Sushant was pulled out of several Bollywood projects and isolated by bigwigs of the industry which drove him to depression.

In the latest news, an Advocate, Sudhir Kumar Ojha from Muzaffarpur, on Wednesday filed a criminal complaint against 8 people including Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and producer-director Karan Johar in a local court over the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

As reported by ANI, the case has been registered by Ojha on under Sections 306, 109, 504 & 506 of IPC in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide in a court in Muzaffarpur. Speaking to ANI, the advocate 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.”

The court set July 3 as the next date of hearing. In his complaint filed in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha alleged that these eight people forced Sushant to commit suicide under a conspiracy in which he claimed to have been murdered.  Others involved in the complaint are Aditya Chopra, Sajid Nadiadwala, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Ekta Kapoor, and director Dinesh.

As for Sushant’s police case, it was earlier stated by Maharashtra Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh that Mumbai Police will probe into a professional rivalry angle too. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “While the post mortem report says actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide by hanging himself, there are media reports that he allegedly suffered from clinical depression because of professional rivalry. Mumbai police will probe this angle too.”

Karan Johar was massively trolled after he expressed grief over Sushant’s death on Twitter. Netizens called out the filmmaker for mocking Sushant on his talk show Koffee With Karan, in an episode featuring Alia Bhatt.

Sushant’s last rites were performed by his father at Pawan Hans Crematorium on June 15. His friends from the industry, including Kriti Sanon, Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Mukesh Chhabra, Vivek Oberoi, and more, were present at the crematorium to say their final goodbyes.