Ever since Jaya Saha, who is a talent manager working with KWAN celebrity agency, has admitted of procuring drugs for various celebs of Bollywood, NCB has been keeping a close tap on all the other links which are connected to her. Currently, the celebrity management agency is also under the radar of the NCB. Few media houses reported that Salman Khan had stakes in KWAN to which ,now Salman Khan’s legal team has responded.
According to the reports of Hindustan Times, the legal team of Salman Khan has dismissed the reports of him having a stake in KWAN talent management agency. Anand Desai of DSK Legal, on behalf of Salman has issued an official statement saying, “Certain sections of the media are falsely reporting that our client Mr. Salman Khan, a leading Indian actor, has a majority stake in the talent management agency KWAN Talent Management Agency Private Limited. It is clarified that Mr. Salman Khan has no stake, directly or indirectly, in Kwan or any of its group entities. It is requested that media refrain from publishing false reports about our client.”
On Tuesday, KWAN CEO Dhruv Chitgopekar was summoned by the NCB as he was seen arriving at the Bombay Port Trust guest house. KWAN employee and Sushant Singh Rajput’s talent manager Jaya Saha was also interrogated. NCB’s deputy director KPS Malhotra told Hindustan Times that Deepika Padukone’s manager, Karishma Prakash, who is also an employee of KWAN, will be summoned later this week
Bollywood’s alleged drug links were unearthed during an investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. The late actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, was arrested by NCB on 9th September for procuring drugs and is currently under remand at Byculla jail. The special court has extended her judicial custody till 6th October.
NCB’s deputy director KPS Malhotra told Hindustan Times that Rhea named Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh in her statement before she was arrested. The two actors will be summoned by the agency under Section 67 of the The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. However, there is no clarity about the context in which their names were taken.