Top Bollywood actresses questioned in drug probe – Reuters India

Padukone, Khan and Kapoor were not immediately available for remark. Authorities at NCBs Mumbai workplaces did not react to Reuters requests for remarks.
The NCB questioned a number of other widely known individuals connected to the industry today in Mumbai, including manufacturers, skill supervisors and a fashion designer.
The 191 billion rupee ($ 2.59 billion) Indian film market, of which Mumbai-based Bollywood forms a significant part, has been struggling with a lean year, as theatres stay shut due to the pandemic.

Mumbai cops at first reported Rajputs death as local and accidental media called it a suicide, but the federal authorities firm is now investigating whether there was foul play.
On Sept. 8 the NCB jailed Rajputs girlfriend, actress Rhea Chakraborty, implicating her of being “active in a drug syndicate gotten in touch with drug supplies”, according to her bail order.
Chakraborty, who remains in jail in Mumbai, has actually rejected misbehavior. Her attorney, Satish Maneshinde, called the arrest “a travesty of justice”.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Three popular Bollywood actresses were questioned on Saturday in a drug probe that has sent out shockwaves through Indias movie industry, currently harmed by COVID-19 lockdowns.

Authorities from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) have been investigating declared substance abuse in Bollywood for the last month in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, a popular actor who was discovered dead at his residence in June.
The examination targets at discovering whether there is a nexus between the movie market and the drug trade, a law enforcement official informed Reuters.
Actresses Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan were seen on television walking into the NCB workplaces in Mumbai questioning.

Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by William Mallard