Wednesday 21 October 2020

Raveena calls for a ‘clean up’ amid drug probe on Bollywood

Raveena wrote people are intelligent. They can differentiate between good/ bad. Few bad apples cannot spoil a basket. Likewise our industry also has the good and the bad

Actor Raveena Tandon has ‘welcomed’ the Narcotics Control Bureau’s probe on drug abuse in Bollywood. Raveena tweeted on 22 September that the guilty should be punished.

“Twas high time for clean up to happen.Very welcome!Will help our young/future generations.Start from here, surely, proceed to all sectors. Uproot it from its core. Punish the Guilty, users the dealers/suppliers. The profiting Big Guys on the take,who give it a blind eye and ruin people,” she wrote.

Earlier, Raveena had defended the film industry when Kangana Ranaut had called ‘90% of Bollywood’ addicted to drugs. She said that an entire industry could not be generalised and that it has ‘the good and the bad’. “Globally, 99% of judges, politicians, babus, officials, cops are corrupt. This statement cannot be a generic description for all. People are intelligent. They can differentiate between good/ bad. Few bad apples cannot spoil a basket. Likewise our industry also has the good and the bad,” she wrote.

In the latest development in their drug probe on Bollywood, the NCB has summoned actor Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash and a talent management agency’s CEO Dhruv Chitgopekar, an official said. The NCB will question both of them on 22 September afternoon, he said.

“We have a fair idea as to who is involved in the Bollywood drug scene and (who the) Mumbai suppliers (are). The evidence is being collected before the consumers of hard drugs including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine and their suppliers are charged,” a senior NCB official said.

During the NCB’s investigation into the drugs angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, the NCB questioned his talent manager Jaya Saha on 21 September. During her questioning, the NCB got information about many persons allegedly with active roles in the alleged Bollywood drug nexus, the official said. NCB officials said they would summon Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh.

The NCB has so far arrested more than 12 people, including Rajput’s girlfriend and actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty, in connection with the probe into the drugs angle in the case of the actor’s death.

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