Renowned Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty has been granted bail nearly a month after she was jailed for allegedly buying drugs for her actor-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput.
Sushant Singh was found dead in his flat on 14 June. Police declared at the time that he had killed himself.
The case got a twist when his family accused Chakraborty of abetment to suicide, sparking months of media coverage and speculation.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actress has denied any wrongdoing.
Bollywood star is likely to be released from jail later on Wednesday, Chakraborty’s lawyer told.
The brother of actress, Showik, was also arrested in the same drugs case but has not been granted bail. He too has denied the charges.
Chakraborty has been trolled online for months, accused of getting Rajput addicted to drugs and driving him to suicide whereas allegations of murder emerged after three different federal agencies investigated the case.
However, a panel of doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, one of India’s biggest public hospitals, submitted a report to India’s investigating agency last week ruling out murder.
“Sushant’s death is a case of suicide,” Dr Sudhir Gupta, who led the panel, told local media earlier this week.
After the death of Bollywood star reports in the press suggested that he had been dealing with mental health issues.
however in a few days, the focus shifted to Chakraborty and the 28-year-old upcoming actress soon found herself at the centre of a storm of allegations, conspiracy theories, rumours and unconfirmed reports.
After her arrest, the country’s narcotics board also questioned other Bollywood actresses, including Deepika Padukone.
It is part of a parallel investigation into claims of widespread drug use in Bollywood. In this regard, agency questioned at least four actresses but none have been accused of any wrongdoing.