From actress Rhea Chakraborty to Rakul Preet, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and now Deepika Padukone, names of big B-town stars continue to pop up in connection with their alleged involvement in Bollywood’s drug scene, leaving their fans stunned.
On Monday, various news channels reported about actress Deepika Padukone’s drug conversation which allegedly took place in October 2017 with her manager Karishma Prakash. In the conversation, she appears to have blatantly asked Karishma for drugs.
Actress Kangana Ranaut took a jab at Deepika, who has been advocating for mental health issues, and tweeted on Monday, “Repeat after me, depression is a consequence of drug abuse. So-called high society rich star children who claim to be classy and have a good upbringing ask their manager, 'MAAL HAI KYA?'”
Repeat after me, depression is a consequence of drug abuse. So called high society rich star children who claim to be classy and have a good upbringing ask their manager ,” MAAL HAI KYA?” #boycottBollywoodDruggies #DeepikaPadukone https://t.co/o9OZ7dUsfG— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 21, 2020
One user wrote, “#DeepikaPadukone also goes down! Time for Dark & dirty world of Bollywood to meets its end.”
#DeepikaPadukone also goes down!— Ritu (सत्यसाधक) #EqualRightsForHindus (@RituRathaur) September 21, 2020
Time for Dark & dirty world of Bollywood to meets it's end
Calling actors a big influence for youngsters, another user “requested the authorities to start dope test in Bollywood” and send them “to rehabilitation to change their habits”.
Not in favor of targeting any individual including #DeepikaPadukone but would request authorities to start dope test in #Bollywood as well since they are influencers for the youngsters. #BollywoodDrugList must be questioned and then sent to rehabilitation to change the habits.— khemchand sharma #IStandWithFarmersBill (@SharmaKhemchand) September 21, 2020
Deepika isn’t the only one to be named in the Bollywood’s drug nexus.
On 2 September, Kangana openly called out Deepika’s actor husband Ranveer Singh along with Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji and Vicky Kaushal in connection with drugs and asked them to give blood samples for a test.
I request Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji, Vicky Kaushik to give their blood samples for drug test, there are rumours that they are cocaine addicts, I want them to bust these rumours, these young men can inspire millions if they present clean samples @PMOIndia 🙏 https://t.co/L9A7AeVqFr— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 2, 2020
After former Delhi legislator, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, filed a police complaint on 15 September against filmmaker Karan Johar for allegedly organising a ‘drug party’ at his residence in Mumbai, the anti-narcotics team has reportedly started a probe into a 2019 video.
Many A-lister such as Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan and Zoya Akhtar were reportedly at the party.
Karan Johar's old party video attended by stars goes viral after drug angle in Sushant Singh Rajput case comes outhttps://t.co/5QVJ16HY65 #SushantSinghRajputDeathCase @karanjohar @deepikapadukone @vickykaushal09 @arjunk26 @shahidkapoor @Varun_dvn pic.twitter.com/hZ44095RbM— KRKBOXOFFICE (@KRKBoxOffice) August 27, 2020
The grapevine has it that Deepika, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, and Rakul Preet Singh will soon get summoned by the National Crimes Bureau (NCB) for questioning.
Meanwhile, the judicial custody of Rhea, former girlfriend of the deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput has been extended to 6 October on Tuesday. She was arrested on 8 September on drug charges linked to the investigation of Sushant's death.
Deepika’s manager Karishma and Dhruv Chitgopekar, CEO of the Kwan talent management agency, have also been summoned by the anti-narcotics team's probe.