Bollywood drugs probe: NCB to arrest producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad
Former Dharma Productions associate Kshitij Ravi Prasad will be arrested on Saturday. The decision was taken after a lengthy questioning session by Narcotics Control Bureau. Earlier on Friday, Karan Johar had shared a note on how Kshitij was only briefly employed with Dharma Productions in 2019.Updated: Sep 26, 2020, 16:17 IST
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will arrest Kshitij Ravi Prasad on Saturday in connection with their probe into the alleged Bollywood’s drug‘nexus’. Kshitij was briefly working with Dharma Productions in 2019 as an executive producer.
As per ANI, the formalities of his arrest are being completed. He was taken for a medical examination before the arrest.
On Friday night, filmmaker Karan Johar had shared a long note disproving claims that Kshitij was employed with his Dharma Productions. On Friday, NCB had questioned Kshitij and Anubhav Chopra in relation with the alleged drug-nexus in the Hindi film industry. According to Karan, he never know either of them personally. The filmmaker said Kshitij joined Dharmatic Entertainment, sister concern of Dharma Productions, in November 2019 as one of the executive producers on contract basis for a project, which eventually did not materialise.
Karan added that Anubhav was briefly associated with his banner as an assistant director and worked only on two projects. “He was briefly associated with us for only two months in the capacity of 2nd assistant director for a film, between November 2011 and January 2012 and as assistant director for the short film in January 2013. He has thereafter never been associated with Dharma Productions for any other project,” the director said.
Karan added that, in the past few days, sections of the media have resorted to “distasteful, distorted and false allegations”, and if the baseless claims continue to malign his image he wouldn’t be left with any other option but to legally protect his rights. “I hope the members of the media would exercise restraint else I will be left with no option but to legally protect my rights against this baseless attack on me,” he said.
Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor reached the NCB office on Saturday morning in south Mumbai to record their statement in drugs probe linked to film star Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. His girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, who has been accused of abetting Rajput’’s suicide by his family, has been arrested in the drugs case linked to his death.
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