A Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) official has clarified rumours round Karan Johar’s 2019 party video being investigated as a part of their probe into the alleged Bollywood drug nexus. The official stated that the video is just not underneath scanner.
Chatting with reporters, Mutha Ashok Jain, Deputy Director Normal of NCB, stated the video had nothing to do with the current case. The video in query confirmed moments from Karan’s home get together with a number of Bollywood stars, together with Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora and others. The clip grew to become viral after a number of social media customers shared it, believing that the celebs regarded intoxicated on medication.
Lately, with Bollywood’s drug drawback changing into a subject of nationwide debate, former Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa had filed a criticism with the NCB, asking the company to analyze what he has alleged was a ‘drug get together’.
Sharing his letter to NCB chief Rakesh Asthana, Sirsa stated that he met with him and requested him to launch an investigation into the video. “I met Sh. Rakesh Asthana, Chief of @narcoticsbureauat BSF head quarter, Delhi relating to submission of criticism for investigation & motion towards movie Producer @karanjohar & others for organizing drug get together at his residence in Mumbai That get together video have to be investigated into!” he wrote.
Karan had earlier clarified that no medication had been used at his get together. “There have been attaining members of the business who had been having a straightforward night time out after a tough week of labor, having a superb time. I took that video with all of the earnestness… would I be placing out that video if there was something occurring in any respect, I’m not silly,” he had stated within the interview with Rajeev Masand.
“My mom, 5 minutes earlier than this video, was sitting with us. It was that sort of a household, completely satisfied, social gathering, the place pals had been sitting and having a superb time and we had been listening to some music, having some good meals and having good conversational power there. There was nothing else happening,” he had stated.
On Saturday, NCB had additionally arrested Kshitij Ravi Prasad, who reportedly labored for Dharma Productions. In a press release on Friday, Karan had stated Prasad joined Dharmatic Leisure, sister concern of Johar’s Dharma Productions, in November 2019 on a contract foundation for a challenge which didn’t materialise.
(With PTI inputs)
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