Actor Deepika Padukone has arrived at the Narcotics Control Bureau's office in Mumbai for questioning in the Bollywood's drugs case. She, along with her manager Karishma Prakash, and actors Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan will be questioned.
Deepika arrived at 9.45 am. The questioning is underway.
All three actors had been summoned by the NCB's probe team on Wednesday, the official said. According to the official, the Mumbai police has deployed adequate security outside the NCB office.
Karishma was also questioned on Friday and was asked to remain present for further questioning on Saturday. Her WhatsApp chats included conversations about drugs with one 'D' and the central agency wanted to find out who this person was, the NCB sources had said earlier.
Earlier, Times Now reported that Deepika will be questioned about her Whatsapp chats, her party at Koko club in 2017 and if other Bollywood stars also attended the party. It is also being said that Deepika and Karishma will be interrogated together by the NCB. Earlier, it was reported by the channel that the actress was the admin of the WhatsApp group which came under the NCB's scanner for alleged drug-related chats. The report also stated that Jaya Saha was the "owner" and also an "admin" of the chat group that had Karishma Prakash as one of its members.
Karishma Prakash, who is Deepika Padukone's manager, has also arrived at the NCB office for questioning. She was already grilled by the investigating agency on Friday and has been summoned again today. According to Times Now, there is a possibility of a cross-examination between Deepika and her manager.
The NCB team also got important information about the case during the questioning of Sushant's talent manager Jaya Saha, the official said."The actors' names had surfaced during the interrogation of some accused in the case," he said.
Sara and Rakul's names had also cropped up during the questioning of Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant's girlfriend who has been arrested by the NCB in the drugs case along with over a dozen others.