What started off as the investigation probing Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on 14th June 2020 has taken a massive turn and now is revolving around a probable drug case. The above scenario has wooed out other cases of drug usage and NCB might be on the verge of unearthing a drug chain. In the series of unfortunate events, several Bollywood A-list stars including Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone has been summoned for investigation in the drug nexus case.
The entire charade began when Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty and Sushant’s former house help Samuel Miranda were arrested over drug dealing and possible supplying of strong drugs to the late actor.
Recently, on Thursday, Deepika Padukone was summoned by Narcotics Control Bureau for interrogation relating to drug peddling or drug usage. She will appear before NCB on 26th September. Deepika as well Sara Ali Khan arrived from Goa to Mumbai on Thursday for the interrogation. Her shoot for Shakun Batra’s next movie required her to be in Goa. Her husband and she arrived at the airport at 9:15 p.m. and according to reports, she will attend the questioning at NCB networks on 26th September.
Times Now and Republic reported that Deepika’s chats with her manager, Karishma Prakash was found by NCB. She apparently asked for weed, or ‘maal’ and ‘D’ in the chat to which Karishma had replied she has the stock but at home. Leading this, on Friday, 25th Karishma Prakash, employed with KWAN talent management agency, arrived at the NCB office and was photographed doing so. On the 26th morning, 10 am, Deepika and her manager will confront and everyone is holding their breath. The 34-year-old actress has previously campaigned for awareness about mental health is very active regarding the same considering she herself has been a victim of depression. Ranveer Singh, her husband appealed to NCB regarding permission to accompany his wife into the NCB office. He mentioned in his application that he is aware of the factor that he cannot be present while the interrogation takes place but he would appreciate the permission to let him inside the office since his wife has a history of anxiety and panic attacks. The current stress might trigger the same and his presence could prove valuable to help her nerves.
Actor Rakul Preet Singh too was interrogated who allegedly revealed her connection to Rhea on relation to narcotics. In a revealing incident, Kshijit Ravi Prasad, an employee of Dharma Productions revealed invaluable names related to dealings with drugs. According to sources, Kshijit is detained by NCB. Actress Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan are also to be interrogated on Saturday, 26th September.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s death blew up a storm of shady events that takes places behind the glam and shine of Bollywood front. The ugly truth of drug dealing is definitely something that needs to be corrected but we cannot help but wonder why the case that was supposed to interrogate the possible murder of a star takes the turn towards something that was neglected for so long? What is this? A possible witch hunt, truth-seeking or legitimate efforts to provide justice to Singh?
We all are holding our breaths.