Karan Johar Under Investigation For “Drug Use” At Party
Trouble For K. Jo As Ncb Probes Further
Karan Johar received a notice from the NCB about his 2019 video, after which several big movie stars were accused of using drugs. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Thursday gave a notification to movie producer Karan Johar, looking for insights about a video from a 2019 gathering coordinated by him. The NCB gave the notification after legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who gave the examining organization the video being referred to, recorded a grievance.
Sirsa has been at the forefront of the conspiracy theory that drugs were consumed at the party, which was attended by the likes of Vicky Kaushal, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor and others. Reacting to news of the NCB’s notice, he wrote on Twitter, “Get ready for Koffee with NCB Karan Johar.”
After the allegations resurfaced amid the furor surrounding Sushant’s death, Karan put out a statement, in which he said, “Certain news channels, print/ electronic media and social media platform(s) are wrongly and misleadingly reporting that narcotics were consumed at a party that I, Karan Johar hosted on July 28, 2019, at my residence. I had already clarified my position way back in 2019 that the allegations were false.”
Karan Johar further added, “In view of the current malicious campaign, I am reiterating that the allegations are completely baseless and false. No narcotics substance was consumed in the party.”
Karan had previously clarified that no one was taking drugs at his party. “There were achieving members of the industry who were having an easy night out after a hard week of work, having a good time. I took that video with all the earnestness... would I be putting out that video if there was anything happening at all, I am not stupid,” he had said in the interview with Rajeev Masand in August 2019.
“My mother, 5 minutes before this video, was sitting with us. It was that kind of a family, happy, social gathering, where friends were sitting and having a good time and we were listening to some music, having some good food and having good conversational energy there. There was nothing else going on,” he had added.
A few Bollywood actors went under the NCB's scanner during the examination concerning the supposed medications nexus in the entertainment world. While comedian Bharti Singh and her better half Haarsh Limbachiyaa were captured and thusly bailed, the office has addressed Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Rampal. Sushant's sweetheart, Rhea Chakraborty, went through almost a month in jail after she was captured for reportedly buying pot for him.