Karan Johar submits response in alleged 2019 drug party summon

The said party was attended by Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor among others

Entertainment Desk December 19, 2020

In a recent development, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has sent a notice to Bollywood film-maker Karan Johar in connection with the alleged drug party at his residence in 2019 in which several Bollywood personalities were seen in a viral video, reported The Indian Express. An NCB official said that a notice has been given with regard to the video which was in circulation.

“The NCB had received a complaint from Manjinder Singh Sirsa in this regard and was marked to the Maharashtra Zonal Unit. To check the veracity of the video the notice has been sent,” the official said.

Another NCB official not wishing to be named told the publication that he has been asked to share the details about the party video by Friday, December 18.

The official also clarified that the film-maker has not been asked to appear before the drug-law enforcement agency.

Sources at NCB confirmed to a popular media house that they received the response by Johar through a USB-drive. The drive contains the statement by the ace director which will be duly checked and verified.

Johar had already given a statement last year when the video from the party went viral where the social media justice system deemed that noted celebrities from this industry were using substances at the intimate, friendly get-together. From the beginning of this unfortunate situation, the producer-director has been on the receiving end of threats, trolls and negativity.

Sirsa, a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader, approached the NCB in September this year over the alleged drug party hosted at Johar’s residence in 2019 where several top actors were in attendance including Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora, among others.

The NCB in the last few months has questioned several film personalities in connection with separate drug cases related to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and other cases.

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