Stating that the actor Kangana Ranaut is not above the law, Maharashtra BJP leader Pravin Darekar on Wednesday said that Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) should conduct a probe if the actor had said that she was a “drug-addict.”
The leader of opposition in the state Legislative Council told the reporters, “If Kangana has said she was a drug addict then the NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) should probe. Law is equal for all in our country.”
The NCB is currently probing into the alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus and has already arrested Rhea Chakraborty for her alleged involvement in the death of Sushant Singh Rajput with the addition of the drug case. In her second bail appeal, she also alleged that her late partner Rajput “took advantage of those closest to him to sustain his drug habit.”
The NCB has also reported that they would summon actor Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, Shraddha Kapoor among others to dig out the truth of the Bollywood-drug nexus.
Earlier this month, the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government ordered a probe by Mumbai Police into the allegations by actor Shekhar Suman’s son Adhyayan who told that even Ranaut took drugs.
According to the BJP leader Darekar, no one will support if budding and new actors in the Indian film industry are falling prey to drugs. He questioned, “Shouldn’t we take precautions if actors in one of the biggest film industries in the world are getting addicted (to drugs)?” He even added that there should not be any problem if NCB summons any person who is consuming drugs for investigation.
As of now, Ranaut has not issued any rebuttal to this comment by the BJP leader.
While talking about Ranaut, Darekar also took the chance to slam the Shiv Sena-led Mumbai civic body for water-logging issues due to heavy rains on Wednesday.
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