So has Rhea Chakraborty named Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh in her statement or not?
There is a wave of confusion as Indian Media House make contrary claims
The Narcotics Control Bureau has confirmed that Rhea Chakraborty had named Bollywood actresses Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh in her statement related to a drug angle that is being explored in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, screams on headline. Another says,"‘Sorry Sara, Sorry Rakul’: Samantha Akkineni shares post as internet apologises to Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh."
So what is the truth?
According to Times Now, the NCB is will soon be summoning both actresses and fashion designer Simone Khambatta on Tuesday and is ‘likely’ to call them in for questioning by the end of this week. Times Now had previously reported that Rhea Chakraborty, during interrogation, had named Sara, Rakul and fashion designer Simone Khambhatta, among others, as drug consumers. The report claimed that the NCB had prepared a list of 25 Bollywood names who would be summoned for further questioning.
Contradicting various news reports, the NCB deputy director KPS Malhotra, told Free Press Journal earlier that no Bollywood names have been listed to be summoned. He said, “We have not prepared any Bollywood list. The list earlier prepared was of peddlers and traffickers. It’s getting confused with Bollywood. The names have not been zeroed upon.”
Reports also suggest that the agency had conducted raids at multiple locations in Mumbai and Goa over the weekend, arresting six more people as the scope of the case expands.
However, Rhea Chakraborty has maintained she is innocent and her so called confession was made under duress.
Rhea was also reported to have told the NCB that her former boyfriend Sushant used to smoke marijuana, and that he started smoking while filming Kedarnath, a movie he shared lead role credits with Sara Ali Khan.
“Yes, Sushant used to smoke marijuana, he used to take it even before he met me. He started this during Kedarnath. I used to control him in this department only. He was a man of his own choices and nobody could stop him,” she told Aaj Tak in an interview.
However, in a case of constant reporting of false information, there has been no verified statement provided by the Narcotics Control Bureau as to whether the Kedarnath actress is involved.