Indian anti-drug officials have questioned Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone and two other actresses. The investigation was part of interrogation into alleged links between drug lords and Bollywood stars.
According to reports from the Indian capital, New Delhi, the interrogation of three persons from the Bollywood film industry, including Deepika Padukone, was part of the country’s anti-narcotics agency’s investigation. Aim of this ongoing investigation is to dig out Whether the industry’s leading figures are in contact with drug-dealing criminal gangs.
Deepika Padukone was the first to arrive at the Narcotics Control Board office in Mumbai, the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, for questioning.
She was ordered to appear the same week as she was shooting a film in the western Indian coastal resort of Goa.
Shardha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan were also questioned
According to the footage shown live on Indian news channels, after Deepika Padukone, two other actresses also reached the office of the Narcotics Control Board for a similar interrogation. The two actresses were Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan.
The Anti-Narcotics Department did not immediately release details of the investigation. However, a statement said that the Narcotics Control Board has started an investigation into drugs in the Bollywood film industry after the death of young Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
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Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his residence in Mumbai in June. He apparently committed suicide, but an investigation into his death and alleged drug involvement is still ongoing.
Interrogation of over a dozen film personalities
Deepika Padukone is one of the more than a dozen Bollywood celebrities in the world’s largest film industry who has been questioned by the Indian Narcotics Control Board over the past two weeks. Authorities also questioned Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash on before Deepika Padukone.
Earlier, Kiran Johar, a very successful Indian filmmaker, had said in a statement that the allegations that he used drugs at a party organized at his residence in July last year were false and baseless.
He made the remarks after a video of an old party at his home surfaced on social media, which was attended by many celebrities.