Updated 12:46 5th oct 2020
The ‘mastermind’ behind the alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus is an actor who has also been a supermodel within the past, Narcotics Control Bureau sources have told a news channel. So far, actors like Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh are questioned by the NCB about the matter.
Their names came up during the agency’s investigation of actor Rhea Chakraborty’s connections to drug suppliers. Rhea was initially being investigated in connection to her boyfriend, actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
it was reported that three more actors are under the scanner, and therefore the alleged ‘mastermind’ is an actor who wont to be a model. These three might be summoned by the NCB for questioning within the coming days. The channel reported that the NCB is trying to uncover the identities of people who are supplying narcotics to varied people within the movie industry , like actors, directors and producers. The alleged ‘mastermind’, the report added, is that the ‘big fish at the helm of affairs’, and is supposedly ‘connected to all or any the local peddlers, and who facilitates the consumption and procurement of medicine within the film industry’. However, NCB is yet to comment or release a press release on this officially.
Previously, Republic TV’s sources said that the upcoming phase of the investigation is predicted to last a month, and can involve a couple of of the ‘biggest names in Bollywood’.
Rhea’s lawyer, Satish Maneshinde said during a TV interview that she had not implicated any actor during her interrogations. He told , “Rhea Chakraborty has not named anybody in her statement. If NCB or anybody is making a press release that she has leaked, it’s totally false. there’s no thread of evidence that means that Rhea Chakraborty has named anybody aside from what Sushant Singh Rajput had consumed all his life when she was with him.”
The NCB had launched an investigation into the drugs case after it received official communication from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which was investigating the cash trail associated with Sushant’s death case. Rhea has said in her bail hearing that Sushant wont to consume drugs, and would ask those on the brink of him to acquire them for him.