Karan Johar issues an official statement after drug allegations
Karan Johar has issued an official statement and said that no drugs were consumed in his 2019 party.
Karan Johar on Friday issued a statement on his social media. He clarified that no drugs were consumed at the 2019 party hosted by him. In his statement, he stated that he does not consumes narcotics nor he promote usage of any such substance.
“Certain news channels, print/electronic media and social media platform (s) are wrongly and misleading reporting that narcotics were consumed at a party that I, Karan Johar hosted on July 28, 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.”
“All these slanderous and malicious statements, news articles and news clippings have unnecessarily subjected me, my family and my colleagues and Dharma Productions, to hatred, contempt and ridicule.”
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Karan also said that he does not know Kshitij Prasad and Anubhav Chopra, “I would like to further state that several media/news channels have been airing news reports that Kshitij Prasad and Anubhav Chopra are my ‘aides’/’close aides’. I would like to place on record that I don’t 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 Mr 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 Productions for any other project.”
“Mr Kshitij Ravi Prasad joined Dharmatic Entertainment (sister concern of Dharma Productions) 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.” Karan Johar said.
A complaint was filed by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa, asking the NCB to investigate what he has alleged was a ‘drug party’ video.
The party involved celebs like Deepika Padukone, Shakun Batra, Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Zoya Akhtar, Vicky Kaushal, Ayan Mukerji, and Ranbir Kapoor among others.