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Bollywood's Kaizad Gustad bailed
Kaizad Gustad
Police say Gustad did not have permission to film on the tracks
Bollywood director Kaizad Gustad, who faces charges over the death of a British film director, has been released on bail in Bombay.

Two colleagues were also bailed. The case follows the death of 26-year-old Nadia Khan who was killed by a train during filming in May.

Gustad and his two assistants were arrested on 2 June.

The charges they face include culpable homicide, negligence and giving false information to the police.

Passports surrendered

The bail order for Gustad and film crew members, Ashish Udeshi and Hadley D'mello, was granted on Wednesday by the High Court in Bombay.

The lawyer for the three men said the court had ordered them to surrender their passports.

The move reverses a decision by a lower court earlier this month to deny the three bail.

Khan, from Newbury Park in north-east London, was working as assistant director to Gustad during the making of the film Bombay Central.

Bombay railway police say Gustad's crew did not have permission to shoot on the platform and the track where the incident happened.

The three men had initially said Khan died in a road accident. Later they were reported to have admitted to police that she had been killed by a train.

If found guilty, the three could face jail terms of up to 10 years.

Gustad is a rising young Indian film director, having made the film Boom starring Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan last year.

Khan's elder sister, Ruby Rizvi, said her parents were "shattered" by the death of their daughter.

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