Deepika Padukone lands in trouble

By Jean Valjean

September 23, 2020

Indian actress Deepika Padukone has been summoned by police in connection with an investigation into drugs probe following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, local media reported on Wednesday.

Sushant's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty has already been arrested for allegedly buying drugs for Rajput.

The actor was found dead in June in his Mumbai apartment -- with police saying he took his own life.

A star with many hit movies to his name, the 34-year-old´s suicide initially triggered a debate over mental health in the multi-billion-dollar industry.

But his family disputed reports that he suffered from depression and accused Chakraborty, 28, of stealing his money and harassing him. She has strongly denied the allegations.

Rajput´s death has sparked a media storm in India, where calls have mounted for a wider probe into Bollywood´s so-called "drugs mafia", with television channels speculating that Chakraborty supposedly drove Rajput to suicide by purchasing cannabis for him.