Filmmaker Karan Johar on Friday issued a remark debunking the media studies alleging that narcotics had been fed on at one in all his area events, calling the claims “baseless and false”.
In a long remark shared on social media, the filmmaker mentioned neither he consumes narcotics nor does he advertise utilization of this sort of substance. Johar’s reaction got here after an outdated video from a star-studded birthday party at his place of dwelling resurfaced on social media, amid Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) medicine probe in reference to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss of life.
In the fast clip, first posted through the filmmaker on Instagram closing yr, actors Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Vicky Kaushal amongst others may also be observed partying in combination. It is being alleged that medicine had been fed on through a number of best movie personalities at this birthday party.
Siromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa in a tweet has claimed that Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is about to summon Johar quickly within the drug-related case.
“Certain news channels, print/ electronic media and social media platform(s) are wrongly and misleadingly reporting that narcotics were consumed at a party that I, Karan Johar hosted on July 28, 2019 at my residence. I had already clarified my position way back in 2019 that the allegations were false,” Johar mentioned within the remark.
“In view of current malicious campaign, I am reiterating that the allegations are completely false and baseless. No narcotics substance were consumed at 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 added.The director said such “slanderous” statements and news articles have subjected him, his family, colleagues, and banner Dharma Productions, to “hatred, contempt and ridicule”.
On Friday, NCB had questioned Dharma Productions’ executive producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad and Anubhav Chopra in relation with the drug-nexus in the Hindi film industry. But according to Johar he doesn’t know any of them personally.
The filmmaker said Prasad joined Dharmatic Entertainment, sister concern of Dharma Productions, in November 2019 as one of the executive producers on contract basis for a project, which eventually did not materialise. Johar added that Chopra was briefly associated with his banner as an assistant director and worked only on two projects.
“He was briefly associated with us for only two months in the capacity of 2nd assistant director for a film, between November 2011 and January 2012 and as assistant director for the short film in January 2013. He has thereafter never been associated with Dharma Productions for any other project,” the director said.
Johar said in the past few days media has resorted to “distasteful, distorted and false allegations”, and if the baseless claims proceed to malign his symbol he wouldn’t be left with another possibility however to legally offer protection to his rights.
“I am hoping the contributors of the media would workout restraint else I will be able to be left and not using a possibility however to legally offer protection to my rights in contrast baseless assault on me,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, Padukone and Sara Ali Khan, who’ve been summoned through the NCB in a drug case associated with the loss of life of Sushant Singh Rajput, arrived within the town from Goa, on Thursday.
The NCB, which started the probe after a drug attitude got here to mild in reference to Rajput”s alleged suicide, has now widened its investigation and known as movie celebrities for wondering.
Khan is about to seem sooner than the NCB on Saturday, at the side of Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor. Actor Rakul Preet Singh and Padukone’s supervisor Karishma Prakash had been summoned on Friday.
Rajput,34, used to be discovered useless in his Bandra condominium on June 14. His loss of life has sparked a large number of controversy within the media and the case is recently being investigated through the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the NCB.
His female friend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, who has been accused of abetting Rajput’s suicide through his circle of relatives, has been arrested within the medicine case related to his loss of life.