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Top Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has been questioned by India’s narcotics company in an escalating medications probe following the death of young actor Sushant Singh Rajput previously this 12 months.

Padukone, 34, arrived at the Narcotics Control Board’s (NCB) workplace in Mumbai on Saturday after acquiring a summons before this week whilst on a capturing stint in the western beach vacation resort of Goa. Media reviews say no drugs have been seized from her.

The NCB started the Bollywood drug probe right after the dying of Rajput, 34, whose system was uncovered at his Mumbai home in June.

#DeepikaPadukone snapped arriving at the NCB place of work these days. pic.twitter.com/wE3btZDltK

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According to the nearby media, Padukone was being questioned on irrespective of whether she procured banned prescription drugs for intake pursuing an interception of cellular phone messages with regards to earning queries with neighborhood contacts.

She is among the extra than a dozen Bollywood professionals who have been questioned by the NCB in the previous two weeks about the film industry’s alleged links with drug peddlers and cartels.

Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash was questioned on Friday.

Before this week, Television channel TimesNow broadcast sections of a WhatsApp discussion about procuring hash, alleging that the two individuals chatting had been Padukone and her manager.

At least 3 other Bollywood actresses – Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh – have also been summoned by the NCB.

Kapoor and Khan, equally daughters of popular Bollywood actors, appeared before the company on Saturday, even though Singh’s assertion was recorded on Friday.

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has also been a goal of Television channels and social media end users due to the fact Rajput’s death, on Friday stated in a statement that allegations of narcotics remaining consumed at a bash hosted by him in July final 12 months at his home were being “false and baseless”.

Johar’s reaction came right after an old movie from a star-studded celebration at his residence surfaced on social media.

When an investigation into Rajput’s loss of life is continuing, the saga has morphed into a probe by authorities into drug-using within Bollywood, a multibillion-dollar movie business.

Rajput’s dying also sparked a media frenzy with India’s news channels speculating that his previous girlfriend, actress Rhea Chakraborty, drove him to get rid of himself with narcotics and even black magic.

Rajput’s family members disputed reports that he endured from melancholy and openly accused Chakraborty, 28, of stealing his revenue and harassing him.

The actress, who denies any wrongdoing, was arrested before this thirty day period for allegedly obtaining hashish for Rajput. Her arrest came just after she and her relatives were hounded for months by the media.

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