Actor Kangana Ranaut has spoken about drug abuse in Bollywood. Many celebrities’ names have been allegedly cropped up in the drug case being probed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Taking a sly dig at Deepika Padukone, Kangana ridiculed Chhapaak actor’s depression awareness campaign and hinted that it’s a consequence of drug abuse. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: CBI, NCB, ED Deny Leaking Information To Media, Tell Bombay HC 'We Know Our Responsibility'
Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “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. (sic)” Also Read - Sedition Case: Kangana Ranaut, Rangoli Chandel Seek Time Till November 15 To Appear Before Mumbai Police
After Sushant’s death, Deepika took to social media to spread awareness about mental health using the phrase ‘repeat after me’. Meanwhile, Deepika’s manager Karishma Prakash is summoned by the NCB. Karishma works with KWAT Talent Management Agency, the same agency that was quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). As the investigation intensifies, many WhatsApp chats are being examined by the NCB before they send out summons to top Bollywood celebrities.
A top Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) official related to the probe said, “We have summoned Prakash, who works as a manager at Kwan and its CEO Dhruv”. The official said that they have been summoned as some whatsApp chats showed they were allegedly involved in the drug case. The development comes a day after the NCB officials said they will be issuing summons to Bollywood actors Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh and fashion designer Simone Kambhatta this week for questioning in connection with its probe.
Meanwhile, Rhea Chakraborty’s talent manager Jaya Saha is under NCB scanner and was called for questioning on Monday and Tuesday along with Shruti Modi.