Bollywood star Deepika Padukone is quizzed by India’s Narcotics Control Bureau


Bollywood star is quizzed by India’s drug squad: Deepika Padukone arrives for interview by Narcotics Control Bureau as part of an probe into film industry’s links with drug peddlers and cartels

  • Three Bollywood actors questioned by India’s narcotics agency earlier today
  • Deepika Padukone arrived at office before Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan
  • Bollywood drug probe began after death of young actor Sushant Singh Rajput

Three Bollywood actors, including top star Deepika Padukone, have been questioned by India’s narcotics agency as part of an investigation into the movie industry’s alleged links with drug peddlers and cartels, officials said.

Padukone was the first to arrive at the Narcotics Control Board’s office in Mumbai earlier today.

She had received a summons earlier in the week while shooting a movie in the western beach resort of Goa.

Deepika Padukone (pictured) was the first to arrive at the Narcotics Control Board’s office in Mumbai earlier today

She had received a summons earlier in the week while shooting a movie in the western beach resort of Goa

She had received a summons earlier in the week while shooting a movie in the western beach resort of Goa

Video broadcast live on Indian TV news channels later showed Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan also reaching the agency’s office for questioning.

Details of the questioning were not immediately available.

The narcotics agency said in a statement that it started the Bollywood drug probe after the death of young actor Sushant Singh Rajput, whose body was found at his Mumbai residence in June. 

An investigation is ongoing.

Padukone is one of more than a dozen people working with the Hindi movie industry who have been questioned by the agency in the past two weeks

Padukone is one of more than a dozen people working with the Hindi movie industry who have been questioned by the agency in the past two weeks

The narcotics agency said in a statement that it started the Bollywood drug probe after the death of young actor Sushant Singh Rajput, whose body was found at his Mumbai residence in June (Deepika Padukone pictured)

The narcotics agency said in a statement that it started the Bollywood drug probe after the death of young actor Sushant Singh Rajput, whose body was found at his Mumbai residence in June (Deepika Padukone pictured) 

Padukone is one of more than a dozen people working with the Hindi movie industry who have been questioned by the agency in the past two weeks. 

Her manager Karishma Prakash was questioned on Friday.

A top Bollywood filmmaker, Karan Johan, said in a statement Friday that allegations of narcotics being consumed at a party hosted by him in July last year at his residence were ‘false and baseless.’ 

His response came after an old video from a star-studded party at his residence surfaced on social media. 

MailOnline has contacted Deepika Padukon’s representatives for comment.

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