MUMBAI: Actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Singh and Shraddha Kapoor, who were questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), have all denied substance abuse. They said they were referring to hand-rolled cigarettes in their WhatsApp messages which mention the word “doob”. “They said they don’t even smoke cigarettes,” said an NCB official.
They have also refuted any knowledge of Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged drug habit. The NCB officer said
of their mobile phones which were voluntarily surrendered will clear all doubts. Meanwhile, a former executive producer of Dharmatic Entertainment, owned by Karan Johar, told a magistrate’s court that he was “harassed” to make a statement that would implicate Johar. His lawyer Satish Maneshinde alleged that NCB recorded his statement under duress and offered him a deal if he implicated Johar.
NCB refuted the allegations. Kshitij Ravi Prasad, who was arrested in the case on Saturday, has been remanded to NCB’s
till October 3. He’s among 20, including Rhea Chakraborty, who are in custody. An NCB official seeking Prasad’s
said he was a key accused linked to the “drug syndicate” and was being uncooperative.
The remand application states that Prasad had taken delivery of ganja from