Monday, May 27, 2024

NCB files complaint against Karan Johar, Deepika for drug abuse

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), in a massive development, has taken up a complaint against Karan Johar and actors Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal and others. NCB headquarters in Delhi has forwarded the complaint to its Mumbai. Apparently, it is in response to Manjinder Sirsa, a leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal, who met DG NCB Rakesh Asthana and lodged his complaint

In an interview to Republic TV, Sirsa said: “I met NCB chief and stressed on reinvestigating the matter of drugs of 2019. NCB chief gave assurance of investigation into Karan Johar’s party in 2019. Mumbai Police had not responded to Karan Johar house party complaint filed by me last year. There must be two reasons: one, they (Mumbai police) are hand in gloves with them and second, that drug is a very common thing (in Bollywood).”

Sirsa added, “Bollywood must accept that there are black sheep and they need to throw them out. Bollywood should stand with NCB. I am hopeful that the NCB investigation will bring out the big names. I won’t stop in the coming days. I’ll move to court against Mumbai Police, filing a formal complaint against Mumbai Police also.”

Sirsa’s complaint has the names of Malaika Aror, Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Varun Dhawan besides those mentioned earlier in this story.  The complaint is for consumption, possession and allowing a premise to be used for commission of offences, cognizable in nature under Chapter 4 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985.

The complaint states: “The video of the party is glaring evidence about the incident of illicit drug traffic and abuse by persons belonging to the Indian film industry.”

Karan Johar had hosted a Saturday night party in July last year, a video which went viral. It included Deepika, Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Natasha Dalal, Zoya Akhtar, Vicky Kaushal, Ayan Mukerji and Ranbir Kapoor.

The video which was being recorded by Karan Johar began with Deepika posing with director Shakun Batra (Kapoor and Sons fame), followed by Malaika’s wink, to Karan zooming on Malaika’s boyfriend Arjun Kapoor who is seen talking to Shahid Kapoor. Karan’s camera then focuses on Varun Dhawan who is busy chatting with Zoya Akhtar. The camera then shifts to Vicky Kaushal who instantly rubs his nose and Karan pans the camera to director Ayan Mukerji who is seen hiding something behind him.

The video ends with Ranbir Kapoor asking ‘What is Karan recording’ and Mira Rajput waving at the camera. 

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