Karan Johar, the filmmaker has reportedly replied to the notice sent by the Narcotics Control Bureau to him questioning him about his 2019 house party and the viral video. Karan has apparently ‘denied’ any drugs being consumed at the get together at his place that dates back to July 2019.
His team informed that he has submitted his reply through his advocate, sources said. Johar has submitted a pen drive and a letter with the NCB, via his lawyer and a staffer, sources added. Further, the report claimed that the filmmaker also reportedly submitted additional videos and photos to the anti-drug agency. The photos and videos reportedly submitted are not in the public domain. He had claimed that the reports mentioning drug consumption at his party were malicious.
Karan Johar was intimated by the NCB on Thursday. He was asked to respond by Friday. The matter pertains to a 2019 video, shot at his residence and uploaded by him on social media. The video also featured Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Vicky Kaushal, among others. Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa had alleged that the stars were consuming drugs at the party. Karan Johar and some of the other stars in the video have denied the allegations.
After filing a complaint with the Mumbai Police last year, Sirsa then approached the NCB, which had been probing the Bollywood-linked drug nexus in the aftermath of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The agency took Sirsa’s complaint up in September and started investigation. Karan Johar had previously released a statement, when a former employee of his company named Kshitij Ravi Prasad had been arrested by the NCB in the investigation linked to the SSR case.