Mumbai: Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh have been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a shocking twist to the drugs probe linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput investigation. They all have been approached to show up in the following three days.
These are the most prominent names to come up in a broadening test into charges of drugs connected to the Entertainment Industry, which rose during the investigation concerning the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14.
Deepika Padukone will be questioned on Friday and Rakul Preet Singh will be summoned today.Meanwhile, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor will be questioned on Saturday and fashion designer Simone Khambatta will also be questioned tomorrow, state authorities.
In the latest development, Actor Rakul Preet Singh, summoned for questioning in a drug probe linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput investigation, may be a no-show today. In a statement, she denied receiving “the alleged summons” either in Mumbai or in Hyderabad, where she is believed to be currently.
Shortly after her statement, a Narcotics Control Bureau official was quoted by news agency as saying she has acknowledged the summons and updated her latest address.
Deepika Padukone’s business manager Karishma Prakash will also be questioned on Friday for a situation that the Narcotics Control Bureau had recorded based on WhatsApp messages recovered from Rhea Chakraborty’s cell phone, which had uncovered discussions on procuring drugs.
The board is investigating the part of Deepika Padukone – a Bollywood A-lister and one of the nation’s top actress – purportedly after talent managerJaya Saha’s telephone uncovered a WhatsApp talk between alleged “D” and “K” on arranging drugs. Shraddha Kapoor’s name allegedly additionally figured in the chats recovered from Jaya Saha, who is being questioned as well.
Rhea Chakraborty, a 28-year-old actor, was arrested in a different case after 59 grams of Marijuana was seized during searches in Mumbai. She has been blamed by the anti-drugs agency for arranging drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput, whom she dated in his most recent couple of months.