Deepika, Shraddha and Sara to appear before NCB today: Here's what we know
Mumbai : The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has summoned actresses Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan in relation with the drug case that had come to limelight after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest. The actresses will appear before the NCB on Saturday. So far, drug peddlers, several film actors, company executives among others have been summoned and questioned in the case.
On Friday, the NCB questioned Deepika's manager Karishma Prakash for seven hours after which she left the guest house in the evening. She has been called again at the NCB guest house on Saturday for questioning.
However in a shocking confession of KWAN talent management company employee Prakash, it has been learnt that actress Deepika Padukone had a WhatsApp group running dealing with drugs chats, as per the sources.
On Thursday, Deepika and Sara returned to Mumbai from Goa after they were sent summons by the NCB.
Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh appeared before the NCB on Friday for questioning. She was interrogated for over 4 hours during which Rakul reportedly confessed to having a chat with Rhea regarding drugs, although she rejected consuming any kind of drugs or being in touch with any drug peddler.
Karishma Prakash reportedly confessed in front of the NCB, actress Deepika Padukone was the admin of WhatsApp drug chat group and she will be quizzed on the same on Saturday. The two are likely to be interrogated together. Apparently, these chats took place in 2017. The group members included Deepika, Jaya Shah and Karishma and it was in this group where Deepika was allegedly asking for drugs from Karishma.
On Friday, the NCB officials quizzed Dharma Production House executive Kshitij Prasad. According to sources, Kshitij is a very close associate of filmmaker Karan Johar. In 2019, a party was held at Karan Johar's residence after which a video that surfaced online, had gone viral on social media. After receiving a complaint about the clip, the NCB team is now investigating it with a drugs angle.
According to sources, besides Kshitij Prasad, Anubhav Chopra, who is assistant director at Dharma Production, was also questioned at the NCB office.
Soon after that, chats of Jaya Saha, an employee of KWAN talent management agency also surfaced. She was probed and later admitted to having arranged CBD oil for Shraddha Kapoor, Madhu Mantena and a few others.
The NCB noose has tightened on these celebs and more names are expected to come out in the drugs conspiracy. The NCB is currently running a probe in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead at his Bandra residence on June 14, 2020.