Bollywood drug probe: NCB issues notice to Karan Johar on viral video of his party – india news

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The Narcotics Regulate Bureau on Thursday issued a notice to filmmaker Karan Johar, seeking details of the parties he organised, news agency ANI reported. There was no date mentioned in the notice and Karan would possibly not want to appear in the NCB office in person. He has been asked to send his response and produce documents/electronic evidence, with regard to the viral video of his party, which triggered a enormous drug controversy long before the agency started its probe into Bollywood’s link with drug mafias following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14.

In 2019, Karan Johar had hosted a party, a video of which went viral claiming that most of those attending the party were in an under the influence of alcohol state. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Manjinder Singh attacked Karan over the video and asked police to take cognizance of the party where drugs were allegedly being used.

 

In September this year, Sirsa approached the Narcotics Regulate Bureau with respect to the viral video, after the agency started its probe in Bollywood drug link and arrested Sushant Rajput’s friend Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik. Either one of them are now out on bail, but the probe is happening and several Bollywood personalities have been interrogated by NCB in the previous couple of months.

On several occasions, Karan Johar talked approximately the video in the final one year. “There were achieving members of the industry who were having an easy night out after a tough week of work, having a good time. I took that video with all of the earnestness… would I be putting out that video whether there used to be anything happening at all, I’m really not dull,” he said in an interview.

After the NCB interrogated and arrested Kshitij Ravi Prasad in the drug case, the name of Johar and the old video surfaced. Kshitij used to be associated with Dharma Productions’ sister concern Dharmatic Entertainment.

In September this year, Karan Johar issued a commentary distancing from Kshitij and reiterating that no drug used to be consumed at the party. “In view of the present malicious crusade. I am reiterating that the allegations are totally, baseless and false. No narcotics substance used to be consumed in the party. I WOULD LIKE TO UNEQUIVOCALLY ONCE AGAIN STATE THAT I DO NOT CONSUME NARCOTICS AND I DO NOT PROMOTE OR ENCOURAGE CONSUMPTION OF ANY SUCH SUBSTANCE,” he had said in a commentary on Instagram.

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