Karan Johar Issues An Open Statement to Clarify His Stand on Alleged ‘Drug Party’ at his Residence

Karan Johar Issues An Open Statement to Clarify His Stand on Alleged ‘Drug Party’ at his Residence

The NCB, which began the probe after the drugs angle came to light in connection with Sushant’s alleged suicide, has now widened its investigation and called film celebrities for questioning.

Filmmaker Karan Johar has been making headlines since an old video from a star-studded party at Johar’s residence resurfaced on social media, claiming that drugs were consumed at that party. Recently, there were reports of the employees from Dharma Production being summoned by the NCB. 

Now, reacting to the same, Karan Johar on Friday issued a statement on his social media. His statement read,

“I had already clarified my position way back in 2019 that the allegations are completely baseless and false. No narcotics substance was consumed in 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.

All these slanderous and malicious statements, have unnecessarily subjected me, my family, and my colleagues, and Dharma Productions, to hatred, contempt and ridicule.

I would like to further state that Kshitij Prasad and Anubhav Chopra — 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.

I wish to further state that Anubhav Chopra is not an employee at Dharma Productions. He was briefly associated with us for only two months in the capacity of 2nd assistant director for a film, between November 2011 and January 2012 and as assistant director for the short film in January 2013. He has thereafter never been associated with Dharma.

Mr. Kshitij Ravi Prasad joined Dharmatic in November 2019 as one of the executive producers on contract basis for a project which eventually did not materialise.

However, in the past few days, the media has resorted to distasteful 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.”

Meanwhile, NCB, on Friday had questioned Dharma Productions’ executive producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad and Anubhav Chopra in relation to the drug-nexus in the Hindi film industry. The NCB carried out searches at Kshitij Ravi Prasad’s Versova residence and small amounts of Marijuana was seized from the residence. But according to Johar, he doesn’t know any of them personally.

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