An official from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has cleared up the rumors about the 2019 Karan Johar party video being investigated as part of their investigation into Bollywood’s alleged drug link. The official said the video is not scanned.
Speaking to reporters, Mutha Ashok Jain, NCB’s deputy general manager, said the video had nothing to do with the case. The video in question showed moments from Karan’s house party with some Bollywood stars, including Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora and others. The clip went viral after several social media users shared it, believing the stars looked drug-intoxicated.
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Sharing his letter to NCB chief Rakesh Asthana, Sirsa said he met with him and asked him to initiate an investigation into the video. “I met Sh. Rakesh Asthana, head of @narcoticsbureauat BSF headquarters, Delhi, regarding filing an investigation and lawsuit complaint against film producer @karanjohar and others for hosting a drug party at his Mumbai residence. The party video needs to be investigated! ” he wrote.
Karan had previously made it clear that no drugs were used at her party. “They were getting industry members who were having a quiet evening after a hard week of work, having fun. I took that video with all seriousness … I would have posted that video if something happened, I’m not stupid, “he said in the interview with Rajeev Masand.
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“My mother, 5 minutes before this video, was sitting with us. It was that kind of family, happy, social gathering where friends were sitting and having fun and we were listening to music, eating good food and having good conversation energy there. Nothing else was happening, ”he said.
On Saturday, NCB also arrested Kshitij Ravi Prasad, who reportedly worked for Dharma Productions. In a statement on Friday, Karan said Prasad joined Dharmatic Entertainment, a sister concern of Johar’s Dharma Productions, in November 2019 on a contractual basis for a project that didn’t materialize.
(With PTI inputs)
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