09:07 GMT18 September 2020
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    Bollywood producer Ekta Kapoor and a television head honcho launched an awareness programme on mental health two months after actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide. Its promoters said that their endeavour was to help people suffering from mental illness and depression.

    Ekta Kapoor, a Bollywood producer, got the taste of trollers, who called her out for supporting the depression theory that supposedly prompted young actor Sushant Singh Rajput to take his own life on 14 June. They questioned her for using Rajput’s name and image to raise funds for her programme.

    Nina Ambani, social activist and wife of Aisa’s richest businessman Mukesh Ambani, posted a “Get Well Soon Ekta” tweet.

    ​Rajput's fans slammed Kapoor with the hashtag #ShameOnEktaKapoor for promoting a theory that was rejected by the actor's family.

    ​Some even asked the federal government to take back the top civilian honour, Padma Shri, awarded to Ekta Kapoor.

    ​Meanwhile, after the Supreme Court of India ordered a federal probe into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, Ekta Kapoor came out with a statement on Instagram saying that “I dissociate myself from the ‘Pavitra Rishta Fund’ till investigations are carried out and we have a clear picture on Sushant’s unfortunate death".

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