Singer and actor Suchitra Krishnamoorthi talked in regards to the ‘tradition of misogyny’ amid the escalating investigation into an alleged drug racket in Bollywood after Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss of life. She questioned why solely ladies have been being named and ‘shamed’ within the probe being performed by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB).
Earlier this month, actor Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the NCB for procuring medicine. In the previous couple of days, quite a lot of prime Bollywood stars, together with Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh have been questioned by the company. Though experiences counsel that the names of different stars have come up within the investigation, there isn’t a official phrase on the identical.
“From normalising ladies being addressed as “#kyamaalhai within the motion pictures, to fuming over a lady asking #MaalHaiKya in actual life, our total tradition of misogny wants a reset. Im nonetheless aghast that no males have been named & known as for #ncbprobe – solely the ladies shamed,” Suchitra wrote on Twitter.
In one other tweet, Suchitra appeared to be referring to a video from filmmaker Karan Johar’s home get together final yr that’s being scrutinised yet again amid the medicine probe in Bollywood. Politician Manjinder Singh Sirsa renewed his claims that it was a ‘drug get together’ and filed a grievance with the NCB earlier this month.
“Expensive mates. Dont ever contact ur finger to ur nostril once more. By no means thoughts if u have been attempting to regulate a sneeze or pull a hair in ur nostril. Definitely dont try this in a video thats uploaded on social media. Or u could also be labelled a druggie by fanatics . Sambhal ke rahiyo (Watch out) – instances are unhealthy,” she wrote.
From the appears to be like of it, Suchitra was referring to actor Vicky Kaushal, who was seen scratching his nostril within the video. Final yr, on the India At present Conclave, he stated that it was unfair to go off an assumption as a reality.
Vicky stated, based on PTI, that he had simply recovered from dengue and added that scratching one’s nostril is regular and he didn’t know it could have just one that means to it – ‘that in case you scratch your nostril it’s received one thing to do with medicine’.
Karan, in the meantime, has vociferously denied that medicine have been consumed at his get together. In a current assertion, he stated, “Sure information channels, print/digital media and social media platform (s) are wrongly and deceptive reporting that narcotics have been consumed at a celebration that I, Karan Johar hosted on July 28, 2019 at my residence. I had already clarified my place method again in 2019 that the allegations have been false.”
“In view of the present malicious marketing campaign, I’m reiterating that the allegations are fully baseless and false, No narcotics substance was consumed within the get together. I want to unequivocally as soon as once more state that I don’t devour narcotics and I don’t promote or encourage consumption of any such substance,” he added.
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