The NCB has interrogated quite a few Bollywood personalities together with Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal as a part of its ongoing probe into drug nexus in Bollywood.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Occasions, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 10:49 PM IST
The Narcotics Management Bureau on Thursday issued a discover to filmmaker Karan Johar, looking for particulars of the events he organised. There was no date talked about within the discover and Karan might not want to look within the NCB workplace in particular person. He has been requested to ship his response and produce paperwork/digital proof, with regard to the viral video of his social gathering, which triggered an enormous drug controversy lengthy earlier than the company began its probe into Bollywood’s hyperlink with drug mafias following the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14.
In 2019, Karan Johar had hosted a celebration, a video of which went viral claiming that almost all of these attending the social gathering have been in an inebriated state. Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal have been among the many stars current on the social gathering and within the viral video. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Manjinder Singh attacked Karan over the video and requested police to take cognizance of the social gathering the place medicine have been allegedly getting used.
In September this 12 months, Sirsa approached the Narcotics Management Bureau with respect to the viral video, after the company began its probe in Bollywood drug hyperlink and arrested Sushant Rajput’s pal Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik. Each of them are actually out on bail, however the probe is happening and several other Bollywood personalities have been interrogated by NCB in the previous few months.
On a number of events, Karan Johar talked in regards to the video within the final one 12 months. “There have been attaining members of the trade who have been having a straightforward night time out after a tough week of labor, having an excellent time. I took that video with all of the earnestness… would I be placing out that video if there was something taking place in any respect, I’m not silly,” he stated in an interview.
After the NCB interrogated and arrested Kshitij Ravi Prasad within the drug case, the identify of Johar and the outdated video surfaced. Kshitij was related to Dharma Productions’ sister concern Dharmatic Leisure.
In September this 12 months, Karan Johar issued a press release distancing from Kshitij and reiterating that no drug was consumed on the social gathering. “In view of the present malicious marketing campaign. I’m reiterating that the allegations are utterly, baseless and false. No narcotics substance was consumed within the social gathering. I WOULD LIKE TO UNEQUIVOCALLY ONCE AGAIN STATE THAT I DO NOT CONSUME NARCOTICS AND I DO NOT PROMOTE OR ENCOURAGE CONSUMPTION OF ANY SUCH SUBSTANCE,” he had stated in a press release on Instagram.
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