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Written by Komal RJ Panchal , Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: September 26, 2020 8:30:27 pm
Drugs case, drugs case on Bollywood actors, Deepika Padukone, Rakul Preet Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput death, Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Express Opinion, Indian ExpressDeepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan are being questioned at NCB office.

Filmmaker Karan Johar took to social media and broke his silence on the ongoing drug probe. He clarified that neither he consumes narcotics nor does he promote usage of any such substance. His statement came after an old video from one of his house parties started doing rounds on social media.

In his statement, KJo wrote, “Certain news channels, print/electronic media and social media platform(s) are wrongly and misleadingly reporting that narcotics were consumed at a party that I, Karan Johar hosted on July 28, 2019 at my residence. I had already clarified my position way back in 2019 that the allegations were false.”

“In view of current malicious campaign, I am reiterating that the allegations are completely false and baseless. No narcotics substance were consumed at the party. I would like to unequivocally once again state that I do not consume Narcotics and I do not promote or encourage consumption of any such substance,” he added.

The filmmaker also distanced himself from Kshitij Ravi Prasad and Anubhav Chopra who were questioned by NCB on Thursday in relation with the drug-nexus in the Hindi film industry.

“Chopra was briefly associated with us for only two months in the capacity of 2nd assistant director for a film, between November 2011 and January 2012 and as assistant director for the short film in January 2013. He has thereafter never been associated with Dharma Productions for any other project,” the director said.

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Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan will appear before the NCB today in connection with the summons issued to them in regard to a narcotics case lodged following actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.

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20:30 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Sonu Sood wishes his sister on birthday
 
 
 
 
 
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Happy birthday my sister, my best friend, my school buddy, my college buddy and now head of our family. I love u so so much ❤️ @monikasoodsharma

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Sonu Sood shared adorable photos on his Instagram account to wish his sister Monika Sharma on her birthday.

20:14 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Vishal Bharadwaj on Bollywood's working culture

During a virtual press conference of Screenwriters Association (SWA) Awards on Friday, Vishal Bhardwaj said, “I don’t personally feel there is toxic work culture. I believe there is so much love in our work culture. The film unit becomes like a complete family. There is such a beautiful work culture (here).”

Also read | Our film industry is beautiful, there is no toxic culture: Vishal Bhardwaj

19:36 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Anupria Goenka on Deepika Padukone: The entire nation is with you
 
 
 
 
 
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Sharing a photo of herself and Deepika Padukone, Anupria Goenka wrote, "Deepika, ( I repeat) you have been a silent force in bringing about change in your own way. For me you stand for grit, talent, elegance and dedication. You have always spoken, worked and stood for causes close to her heart, without making a fuss. And noiselessly work towards achieving your dreams and making a difference. You inspire every day! Don't let this media circus get to you in any way. The entire nation is with u!"

18:31 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Sara Ali Khan leaves NCB office

Sara Ali Khan has left Narcotics Control Bureau office after nearly five hours of questioning. The actor recorded her statement in connection with a drugs case lodged following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

18:04 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Shraddha Kapoor leaves NCB office after 5 hours

Actor Shraddha Kapoor left the NCB office after five hours of questioning.

17:24 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Mumbai Saga's final schedule to resume soon
16:32 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Anupam Kher on social media detox
 
 
 
 
 
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I am observing #SocialMediaDetox for the next few days ! :)

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Anupam Kher shared that he is taking a break from social media and is undergoing ‘spiritual maintenance."

16:06 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Deepika Padukone leaves from NCB office
15:46 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Ananya Panday wishes father Chunky Panday on birthday
 
 
 
 
 
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happy bday Pip ❤️ thank you for making me fall in love with the camera, I’ll always be ur baby 🧸

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Ananya Panday wished father Chunky Panday on his birthday. She wrote on Instagram, "happy bday Pip ❤️ thank you for making me fall in love with the camera, I’ll always be ur baby."

15:18 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Kshitij Ravi Prasad to be arrested by NCB?

On Saturday, ANI reported, "Dharma Productions executive producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad to be arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau soon, in connection with a drug probe. Formalities are being completed." 

15:12 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Hansal Menta supports Karan Johar

Supporting Karan Johar after he released a statement on Friday, filmmaker Hansal Mehta wrote on Twitter, "Dear @karanjohar, Thank you for setting the record straight and finally breaking your silence on all the slander and fake news around us. Not many from the industry will share this unfortunately. This lack of unity and fear of persecution has rendered us looking like cowards...Unless we put up a united front against this deliberate vilification and speak up I'm afraid this witch hunt will continue. There are many like me who support you. I hope people with greater power than us raise their voices to request an end to this continued abuse and slander."

14:51 (IST)26 Sep 2020
NCB questions Deepika, Shraddha and Sara in drugs case

14:34 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Vikrant Massey shares teaser of Ginny Weds Sunny song
 
 
 
 
 
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"✨ Get ready to witness the hottest, the biggest wedding party anthem of the year! 🔥✨" wrote Vikrant Maseey as he shared the teaser of the song "Saawan Mein Lagg Gayi Aag" from his upcoming movie Ginny Weds Sunny.

14:04 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Deepika Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash arrives at NCB
Deepika Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash at NCB office. (Photo: PTI)

Deepika Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash, who was interrogated for about seven hours on Friday, has been summoned for another round of questioning today.

13:54 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Neha Dhupia has a special wish for her mother on her birthday

Neha Dhupia took to Twitter to wish her mother on her birthday.

13:29 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Surekha Sikri discharged from hospital, recovering well

Veteran Bollywood and television star Surekha Sikri, who was hospitalised after she suffered a brain stroke earlier this month, is recovering well at her residence in suburban Mumbai, her agent Vivek Sidhwani said on Saturday. He said the 75-year-old actor got discharged from a city hospital earlier this week. She was taken to the hospital on September 8.

“She is recovering well. She has started physiotherapy along with her continuing medical treatment. The recovery is going to take some time,” Sidhwani told PTI.

Read | Surekha Sikri recovering well, says her agent

13:13 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Deepika, Shraddha and Sara being questioned by NCB

Deepika Padukone is being questioned at Evelyn House, a guest house owned by the Mumbai Port Trust in Apollo Bunder, Colaba. Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan are being questioned at NCB office in Ballard Pier.

13:05 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Sara Ali Khan arrives at NCB office

Actor Sara Ali Khan has arrived at the NCB office to join the probe into a drugs case lodged following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June this year.

12:55 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Shraddha Kapoor to record her statement in drugs probe

The NCB probe team will record Shraddha Kapoor's statement regarding the drugs case related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and Bollywood-drugs nexus as well, the official told PTI. Shraddha’s name cropped up during the interrogation of some persons, who were earlier summoned by the probe team, sources said.

12:32 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Shraddha Kapoor at the Narcotics Control Bureau

Shraddha Kapoor will be questioned by NCB regarding a drugs case lodged following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June this year. (Express photo by Pradip Das)

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar on Thursday announced that International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be postponed to January next year due to COVID-19. He added that the film festival will be held in a hybrid format.

In other big development, actor Neena Gupta is all set to release her memoir, Sach Kaun Tha. The book is going to be a deeply intimate account of her extraordinary personal and professional journey. It will be published in the summer of 2021.

About writing her first book, Neena Gupta said, “In the first half of 2020, when the country went into lockdown to battle the Covid-19 crisis, I found myself in Mukteshwar, a beautiful, scenic village in Uttarakhand. It was here I realized I had nothing to do other than battle my own thoughts. I started to reflect and relive my life’s journey. Taking long, winding walks every day, appreciating the sounds of the birds and basking in the chill of the mountain air, I asked myself, 'Why should I write a book? What do I have to say that could help and inspire someone?' And I realized two things, which made me immensely hopeful. My life has been festered with so many incidents that have made me and also broken me, and I needed to free myself by getting them out. Reflecting about my life, my journey and the things I have had to overcome will make me feel better and lighter. Secondly and more importantly, through the book, I also want people to know that despite my flaws, my broken relationships and my circumstances in life, if I can get up, get going and look really good while doing so, so can you!”