Karan Johar Releases Statement, ‘I Do Not Consume Drugs Neither Promotes Them’

Karan Johar Statement

Indian filmmaker Karan Johar finally breaks his silence on the party that was hosted on July 28, 2019. He refutes allegations of drugs and called them completely baseless and false. Every day new names from the Bollywood are coming in the ongoing drug probe by Narcotics Contro Bureau (NCB). After Rhea Chakraborty got arrested in the drug cartel, new names from the Bollywood came out. Her talent manager Jaya Saha and actress Rakul Preet Singh were summoned by Narcotics Control Bureau. Now Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, and Shraddha Kapoor are in a queue for the interrogation. Today Kshitij Prasad was also investigated by NCB and it was reported that he works for Dharma Production and close to Karan Johar. However, Karan Johar clarifies that he personally does not know him.

Karan Johar

There was a buzz all around that NCB will give summon to Karan Johar. They interrogate him about the party that was held on  July 28, 2019. The video of the party was leaked. Since then, it is doing rounds all over social media. Recently, Karan Johar breaks his silence. He clarifies various things about the party. Karan said that he does not consume drugs nor promotes them. Karan Johar wrote,

“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 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. 

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 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 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, distorted 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.”

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