Drug case: NCB may summon Deepika if needed; SSR's manager quizzed
An official said the NCB might also summon actors Rakul Preet Singh and Sara Ali Khan, and designer Simone Khambatta this week.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), probing the alleged Bollywood-drug nexus, might summon actress Deepika Padukone if needed, while it again questioned actor Sushant Singh Rajput's talent manager Jaya Saha on Tuesday, officials said.
Deepika is currently in Goa shooting for Shakun Batra's next film with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Pandey.
NCB sources said some WhatsApp conversations purportedly discussing drugs are on the radar of the agency. An official said the NCB might also summon actors Rakul Preet Singh and Sara Ali Khan, and designer Simone Khambatta this week.
The central anti-drugs agency has already summoned Karishma Prakash and KWAN talent management agency's CEO Dhurv Chitgopekar, but the former could not appear before the agency on Tuesday due to ill-health. "The NCB will first question Karishma Prakash and might summon actor Deepika Padukone if needed," the official said.
Meanwhile, Rajput's talent manager Jaya Saha was questioned by the NCB for the second consecutive day on Tuesday and has been called again on Wednesday, another official said. She was quizzed by the NCB in connection with alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus and later allowed to go home, he said.
The drug law enforcement agency has so far arrested more than 12 people, including Rajput's girlfriend and actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, in connection with its probe linked to the case of the actor's death. Deepika has not issued a statement in the matter, so far.