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Bollywood director dies on shoot
A British film director has been killed by a train while helping shoot a Bollywood film in India.

Nadia Khan, 27, was hit by a train at Mahalakshmi railway station while filming Bombay Central in the Indian city of Bombay, also known as Mumbai.

She was assistant director on the film directed by Kaizad Gustad, who made Bollywood movie Boom last year.

Ms Khan was talking on her mobile phone on the railway track when killed, Mid-Day newspaper reported.


Indian police have said they are investigating Khan's death, after confirming that it was initially reported to them as a road accident.

"I can't reveal many details of the case now as our investigations are ongoing, but it is a case of a train accident," said a police spokesman.

Reports in the local media have suggested that Gustad's crew did not have permission to film at the station where the accident happened.

Actor Vijay Raaz, who stars in Bombay Central, said he was "shocked and upset" after hearing Khan being hit by the train.

He said that filming at the station had been cancelled while it was still unclear when work on the film, which focuses on commuters, would be completed.

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