Bollywood drugs probe: NCB summons Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh

The NCB probing the alleged Bollywood-drug nexus has summoned actresses Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh.

Written by September 23, 2020 18:31
Bollywood drugs probe: NCB summons Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh

Bollywood drugs probe: NCB summons Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh

New Delhi: In a big development in the drugs-related case pertaining to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday issued summons to actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shradhha Kapoor, and Rakul Preet Singh in a drug case.

While Padukone has been asked summoned on September 25, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan have been asked to appear on September 26, news agency ANI reported.

Fashion designer Simone Kambhatta has also been summoned by the apex drug law enforcement agency in connection with its probe.

Earlier on Wednesday, the agency recorded the statement of film producer Madhu Mantena in connection with the case. Mantena was the co-producer of 2016 Bollywood film ‘Udta Punjab’ which dealt with the issue of drug menace.

Sources said that summons were issued after NCB retrieved some WhatsApp conversations of these actresses which hint at discussing drugs.

Sources further said that some WhatsApp messages were found from on Karishma’s phone, which reveal a conversation between one “D” and “K” on banned drugs.

The NCB had on Tuesday summoned Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash and KWAN talent management agency’s CEO Dhurv Chitgopekar, but the former could not appear before the agency due to ill-health.

So far, the NCB has arrested Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda, personal staff Dipesh Sawant and some others in the case.