Karan Johar addresses allegations of hosting a drug party; calls them false and baseless
After Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death, Karan Johar received a lot of backlash as the nepotism debate blew up all over social media. The filmmaker was silent all this time, but as the drug probe in the death case emerged, Karan’s house party from 2019 came back in the discussion.
Former SAD MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa had alleged that drugs were consumed at the said party attended by stars including Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora, Vicky Kaushal and Shahid Kapoor among others. But, Karan has now finally addressed these accusations in his official statement.
Karan took to his Instagram account and shared an official statement in which he cleared that he had already addressed the drug allegation put on him about consuming narcotics at the party that he hosted at his house. The statement read, “Certain news channels, print/electronic media and social media platform (s) are wrongly and misleading reporting that narcotics were consumed at a party that I, Karan Johar hosted on July 28, 2019 at my residence. I had already clarified my position way back in 2019 that the allegations were false.”
Once again addressing the allegations Karan said, “In view of the current malicious campaign, I am reiterating that the allegations are completely baseless and false, No narcotics substance was consumed in the party. I would like to unequivocally once again state that I do not consume narcotics and I do not promote or encourage consumption of any such substance. All these slanderous and malicious statements, news articles and news clippings have unnecessarily subjected me, my family and my colleagues and Dharma Productions, to hatred, contempt and ridicule.”
Karan also spoke about the emergence of two names Kshitij Prasad and Anubhav Chopra in the ongoing drug probe and he said that he does not know them at all and they are not his ‘close aides’ as it is being reported, “I would like to further state that several media/news channels have been airing news reports that Kshitij Prasad and Anubhav Chopra are my ‘aides’/’close aides’. I would like to place on record that I don’t know these individuals personally and neither of these two individuals are ‘aides’ or ‘close aides’. Neither I, nor Dharma Productions can be made responsible for what people do in their personal lives. These allegations do not pertain to Dharma Productions. I wish to further state that Mr Anubhav Chopra is not an employee at Dharma Productions. 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.”
Meanwhile, the drug probe investigation is currently underway and actresses like Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone are to be summoned by the NCB.