Filmmaker Karan Johar finally broke his silence and denied all the drug-related allegations.
Rumors were spread that Karan Johar might be called by theNarcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for interrogation regarding Bollywood-drugs links.
However, the ‘student of the year’ producer claimed that he neither consumed narcotics nor encourages consumption.
He said in a statement, “Certain news channels, print/ electronic media and social media platform(s) are wrongly and misleadingly 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.”
“In view of the current malicious campaign, I am reiterating that the allegations are completely baseless and false. No narcotics substance was consumed at 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,” he wrote, adding, “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.”
“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 do not 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.”
He concluded, “However, in the past few days, the media has resorted to distasteful, distorted, and false allegations. 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.”
It should be remembered that a video shared by Johar went viral as NCB started probing prominent Bollywood stars including Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, and Shraddha Kapoor.