Actress Kangana Ranaut is taking potshots at Deepika Padukone on Twitter after new developments in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Kangana ridiculed Deepika’s depression awareness campaign, hinting it’s a consequence of ‘drug abuse’.
Sharing a news clip on Twitter, Kangana wrote, “Repeat after me, depression is a consequence of drug abuse. So called high society rich star children who claim to be classy and have a good upbringing ask their manager ,” MAAL HAI KYA?” #boycottBollywoodDruggies #DeepikaPadukone.” After Sushant’s death in June, Deepika took to social media to spread awareness about mental health using the phrase ‘repeat after me’.
The Narcotic Control Bureau’s (NCB) drug probe into Sushant’s death is getting more intense every week. On 21 September, the NCB decided to summon Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and Simone Khambatta after Rhea Chakraborty named them. NCB’s deputy director KPS Malhotra said, “We will summon Sara, Rakul and Simone this week.”
A few news television channels have dug out WhatsApp chats between Sushant’s former manager Jaya Saha, a ‘K’ and a ‘D’, discussing drug supplies. The chat messages are dated October 2017. They show ‘D’ asking for “maal” from ‘K’ who replies that she has it, but it is at home. ‘D’ then clarifies that she needs “hash” and not “weed” as they plan to meet up at a restaurant.
The investigation into the drug angle has led the NCB to Amritsar and Pakistan from where gangs supply cocaine and other hard drugs to Mumbai and Bollywood. “We have a fair idea as to who is involved in the Bollywood drug scene and Mumbai suppliers. The NCB is collecting evidence to build a solid case against the consumers of hard drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. We will charge the suppliers,” said a senior NCB official who is familiar with the investigations in the case. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity.