Former Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, has made a fresh entry into the conversation of Bollywood’s alleged drug abuse problem, has once again dragged up on Karan John’s house party videos. Sirsa has filed a complaint with the Narcotics Control Bureau, asking the agency to investigate what he has claimed as a ‘drug party’ video from last year.
Sharing his letter to NCB chief Rakesh Asthana, Sirsa said that he met him and asked him to launch an investigation into the video. “I met Sh. Rakesh Asthana, Chief of @narcoticsbureauat BSF head quarter, Delhi regarding submission of complaint for investigation & action against film Producer @karanjohar & others for organizing drug party at his residence in Mumbai That party video must be investigated into!” he wrote on Twitter.
With the tweet he attached screenshots of the letter, which show that he wants actors Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal, Malaika Arora, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, and Shahid Kapoor to all be investigated for consumption, possession, and allowing premises to be used for commission of offenses’. Sirsa said in his letter that the actors were seen ‘consuming drugs’ at the party. The video, however, doesn’t show any participant consuming drugs.
Here’s the tweet:
I met Sh. Rakesh Asthana, Chief of @narcoticsbureau at BSF head quarter, Delhi regarding submission of complaint for investigation & action against film Producer @karanjohar & others for organizing drug party at his residence in Mumbai
That party video must be investigated into! pic.twitter.com/QCK2GalUQq
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) September 15, 2020
Karan Johar had previously clarified that no one was taking drugs at his party. “There were achieving members of the industry who were having an easy night out after a hard week of work, having a good time. I took that video with all the earnestness… would I be putting out that video if there was anything happening at all, I am not stupid,” he had mentioned this in an interview with Rajeev Masand.
Explaining how the reflection of a light near Vicky was misconstrued as proof, he added, “Apparently you are not allowed to scratch your nose. Apparently, you are not allowed to put your phone in your back pocket. Apparently, a shadow of light is perceived to be some kind of powder.”
“My mother, 5 minutes before this video, was sitting with us. It was that kind of a family, happy, social gathering, where friends were sitting and having a good time and we were listening to some music, having some good food and having good conversational energy there. There was nothing else going on,” the filmmaker had concluded.
याद कर लीजिये इस वीडियो में दिख रहे हर चेहरे को
कुछ ही दिनों में ये लोग नारकोटिक्स कंट्रोल ब्यूरो के दफ़्तर के बाहर लाइन में खड़े नज़र आएंगे!! अपनी ड्रग पार्टियों के कारण जेल जाने की तैयारी में!#UdtaBollywood pic.twitter.com/vAPH0zASOu
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) September 14, 2020
The NCB has so far arrest almost 20 people in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. It had launched an investigation after it received official communication from Enforcement Directorate (ED), in which there were various chats related to drug consumption, procurement, usage and transportation in connection with the actor’s death case.