There was a lot of debate around Karan Johar's 2019 Instagram video with some of Bollywood's A-listers.
MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa shared the video on Twitter claiming that the Bollywood celebrities were consuming drugs at the party, reported by Bollywood Hungama.
Meanwhile the filmmaker clarified that there was no consumption of any sort of illegal substance at the party. The video went viral again after the Narcotics Control Bureau started investigating Bollywood celebrities for an alleged drug racket following the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput.
According to a report by NDTV India, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has given a clean chit to filmmaker director Karan Johar's house party video.
The officials stated that the white line appearing in the video was merely a reflection of a tube light, no drug was confirmed in the forensic report and there is no evidence of film stars consuming drugs at the party.
The FSL further said no drugs or any harmful and illegal substance was found after inspecting the video.
In September this year, Karan Johar released a statement clarifying his stance on the house party video. "Certain news channels, print/electronic media and social media platform[s] are wrongly and misleadingly reporting that narcotics were consumed at a party that I, Karan Johar hosted on 28 July , 2019 at my residence. I had already clarified my position way back in 2019 that the allegations were false."
"In view of the current malicious campaign, I am reiterating 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," the director added.