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.
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.