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Court denies Bollywood three bail
Kaizad Gustad
Police say Mr Gustad did not have permission to film on the tracks
A Bollywood director arrested over the death of his British assistant has been refused bail.

Nadia Khan, aged 26, from Newbury Park, north-east London, died after being hit by a train on set in India last month.

Kaizad Gustad and two members of his crew appeared at court in Bombay on Thursday but the judge rejected their bail plea.

They were arrested on 2 June and face several charges, including negligence causing death and ignoring safety laws.

The judge remanded Mr Gustad and the crew members, Ashish Udeshi and Hadley D'mello, in police custody until Monday.

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

They had been charged with "making a false complaint to the police, negligence causing death and not taking proper safety measures," police said last week.

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

Parents 'shattered'

After his assistant director Nadia Khan was hit by a train, Mr Gustad and his two colleagues allegedly told police she had died in a road accident.

But Mr Gustad was later believed to have admitted to Bombay (Mumbai) police that Ms Khan had been killed on the railway tracks by a moving train.

Nadia was looking for experience - our parents are shattered
Ruby Rizvi

Transport police in Bombay said the film crew did not have permission to film at the Mahalaxmi railway station.

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


SEE ALSO:
Director arrested over film death
02 Jun 04  |  South Asia
Bollywood director dies on shoot
01 Jun 04  |  Entertainment


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