The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is expanding the Bollywood drug probe to include a list of high profile Bollywood celebrities. The Indian celebrity A-listers that are set to be investigated are Shahid Kapoor, Karan Johar, Vicky Kaushal, Deepika Padukone, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor. The investigation will probe the alleged drug party that occurred at Johar’s residence in 2019. The complaint has been registered by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Sirsa, who met with Director-General of the NCB, Rakesh Asthana.
The Bollywood celebrities have been accused of alleged “consumption, possession and allowing a premise to be used for commission of offences cognizable in nature under chapter 4 of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985”. Karan Johar has previously stated the controversy where celebrities at his house party were accused of being drugged.
The complaint has been forwarded on to the Mumbai office of the Narcotics Control Bureau to institute a probe into the alleged drug party, said a source at the NCBN speaking to The Quint.
“Apparently, you’re not allowed to scratch your nose, you’re not allowed to put your phone in your back pocket, and a shadow of light is perceived to be some kind of a powder. My mother lives 10 metres away from that hall. Am I stupid to put out a video if something like this is happening? It was a social gathering where friends were having good conversations and my mother was sitting with us just 10 minutes before this video was taken,” said Karan Johar.
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This development comes after Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Sirsa met Director General of NCB, Rakesh Asthana, and registered a complaint against Karan Johar and other Bollywood actors.
“I met Sh. Rakesh Asthana, Chief of @narcoticsbureau at BSF head quarter, Delhi regarding submission of complaint for investigation & action against film Producer @karanjohar & others for organizing drug party at his residence in Mumbai That party video must be investigated into!”, Sirsa had tweeted.
On Tuesday, Sirsa had met Asthana and filed a complaint against Karan Johar, Vicky Kaushal, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and others for alleged “consumption, possession and allowing a premise to be used for commission of offences cognizable in nature under chapter 4 of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985”.
The issue about alleged drug abuse in Bollywood flared up following Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise.
Recently, Kangana Ranaut called out Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Ayan Mukerji as ‘cocaine addicts’ asking them to undertake blood tests to prove her wrong, tap to read more