Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa has filed a complained against Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Vicky Kaushal and others for the alleged consumption and possession of drugs. The politician met with the Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau, Rakesh Asthana, at his office earlier today.
The subject of the complaint reads as, “Complaint against Mr. Karan Johar, Ms. Deepika Padukone, Ms. Malaika Arora, Mr. Arjun Kapoor, Mr. Shahid Kapoor, Mr. Varun Dhawan and Mr. Vicky Kaushal and others for consumption, possession and allowing premise to be used for commission of offences, cognizable in nature under chapter IV of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1995.”
This initiation of an investigation has come after the resurfacing of a video of Karan’s alleged drug party that was doing rounds on social media. Sirsa submitted the letter asking for a probe to be set in place against Karan Johar and others.
Besides this, the complaint narrates the incident that happened in 2019 during the filmmaker’s bash and the video that was shared on Johar’s Twitter account. “The instant complaint has been preferred to bring to your knowledge the instance of 2019 where during a party hosted at the house of Mr Karan Johar one of the big names in Bollywood film industry, drugs were used by the other Bollywood stars. A video of that party was posted by the complainant on social media through his Twitter account,” the complaint mentions.
The letter further revealed that the investigation should be conducted against these said celebrities as it comes under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Another point highlighted in the complaint shows that the video, which was circulated on social media is “glaring evidence about the incident of illicit drug traffic and abuse by persons belonging to the Indian Film Industry.” Adding, that there needs to be a registration and probe of the case.
In one of the points, the politician also shared that while “these Bollywood stars” indulge themselves “into the use of drugs,” they make films that show others as drug addicts.
He cited the example of Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab and stated that the movie was a “wrong depiction” of the youth of Punjab. “This move tarnished the image of Punjabi youth very badly throughout the world. Udta Punjab movie portrays Punjabi culture in bad light. It reflects the negative image of Punjab,” the letter read.
Udta Punjab (2016) starred Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh.
#UDTABollywood – Fiction Vs Reality
Watch how the high and mighty of Bollywood proudly flaunt their drugged state!!
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) July 30, 2019
Earlier, there were reports that Rhea Chakraborty, who has been arrested in the alleged drugs case by the NCB, had named Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh in connection with narcotics.