Bollywood and its historical past with medication is lengthy and winding. Again and again, many Bollywood insiders have admitted that not solely does the drug tradition prevail within the trade, however a number of celebrities additionally use completely different sorts of addictive and non-addictive medication. Most importantly, in an unique interview with India Right this moment Tv following the Sushant Singh Rajput demise case, Rhea Chakraborty had admitted that the late actor was hooked on marijuana. After which there was Armaan Kohli’s arrest after the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) raided his Mumbai residence in August. As NCB detains Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan following a drug bust on Cordelia Cruises’ Empress ship off Mumbai shores, we check out some Bollywood celebrities who’ve had drug encounters up to now.
Whereas most celebrities by no means admit it, Sanjay Dutt has been very vocal about his drug habit. On Simi Garewal’s chat present just a few years in the past, Sanjay mentioned that he couldn’t recall a part when he was actually at peace. He began doing medication in faculty. “It was simply the ‘in’ factor at the moment. Anyone simply mentioned strive it and that was it. For 9 years of my life,” he mentioned.
Sanjay additionally admitted to having tried each drug within the guide. At the India Today Conclave 2016, the actor revealed an incident that had taken place when he was under the influence of LSD, a psychedelic drug. Sanjay was referred to as to his father Sunil Dutt’s workplace. “I went there and by the point I reached there, he’s sitting in entrance of me and it sort of hit me. I do not even know what he was saying, he was speaking in sluggish movement and I am attempting to say, ‘ji, ji’. I noticed a wick come out from his head and it lit up, like a candle. I noticed him melting like a candle. And I jumped on him, attempting to place his face collectively and that wick off,” he mentioned.
He added, “Right this moment once I give it some thought, I think about what he should have felt. And he informed his males, ‘Isko leke jao, yeh pagal ho gaya hai’. (laughs)”
“9 years of hell” was how Sanjay described his drug part. Sanjay Dutt later determined to kick the behavior and has been clear for over 4 a long time now.
Fardeen Khan, who’s the son of veteran actor Feroz Khan, has labored in movies like Fida, No Entry, Heyy Babyy and several other others. He had a brief Bollywood profession, adopted by him fully disappearing from the limelight. Fardeen was addicted to drugs, for which he was arrested by Mumbai Police on May 5, 2001. The actor was caught with 9 gm of cocaine. Fardeen needed to bear a cleansing course to do away with the behavior in the identical yr. Now, Fardeen Khan is all set to make a comeback after a niche of 11 years with Sanjay Gupta’s Visfot, additionally starring Riteish Deshmukh. It’s the remake of the Venezuelan movie, Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Again within the 90s, Mamta Kulkarni was one of the vital common stars in Bollywood. However, in June 2018, Thane Police named the actress as an accused in India’s biggest-ever drug racket. Thane Police seized 20 tonnes of ephedrine in a file haul in April. Medicine price Rs 2,000 crore had been confiscated throughout the police raid.
BHARTI SINGH AND HAARSH LIMBACHIYAA
Final yr, Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa had been arrested after a spherical of questioning by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) and restoration of medicine from her residence throughout a raid. Both of them confessed to having consumed cannabis (ganja).
The NCB mentioned in a press release, “In follow-up and in corroboration with earlier inputs, NCB raided two locations on 21.11.2020 together with manufacturing workplace and home of actor-comedian Ms Bharti Singh and from each the locations, 86.5 gms of ganja was recovered. Each Ms Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya accepted consumption of ganja. Ms Bharti Singh was positioned beneath arrest as per the provisions of NDPS Act 1986 and examination of Shri Harsh Limbachiya is underway (sic).”
This year in August, Armaan Kohli was arrested by the NCB, after conducting a raid at his house in Juhu, Mumbai. Within the drugs-related case, the NCB questioned Armaan Kohli for a very long time after which arrested him. A small quantity of medicine was additionally discovered at his home. Armaan Kohli is a former Bigg Boss contestant who has appeared in movies comparable to Jaani Dushman and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, amongst others.
Final yr, the investigation into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise result in a number of surprising revelations, together with some linked to a Bollywood drug racket. The late actor’s girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty revealed the names of around 25 Bollywood celebrities in her interrogation by the NCB, who she had seen eat medication. Massive names like Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rahul Preet Singh, Shraddha Kapoor, amongst others had been revealed. Rhea Chakraborty additionally confessed she was coordinating along with her brother Showik to rearrange for medication for Sushant Singh Rajput.
Other than all this, a celebration hosted by Karan Johar in 2019 additionally got here beneath the scanner when it was alleged that medication had been being consumed on the do. It began when Karan Johar shared a video from the get together on social media, and netizens instantly noticed what they assumed had been ‘cocaine traces’ on the couch. The half was attended by the likes of Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, amongst others.