Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has now brought the Bollywood-drug nexus to the fore as the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is now investigating a drug link in Rajput’s case. Here we take a look at all the celebrities (bigwigs) who have been linked with drugs.
“Bollywood and drugs connection is not something new…substance abuse has been there in the industry for long….if we look at the latest trend, people start with charas, ganga marijuana, switch over to things like synthetic drugs and then heroin, cocaine and fentanyl,” a top official from the Intelligence department said.
A technician in Bollywood revealed that it is very common for actors to take drugs; most celebs take drugs in parties and even inisde their vanity van. The technician also alleged that some actors are just unable to perform unless they consume drugs.
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) September 1, 2020
In the past, several Bollywood personalities have been associated with drug use and abuse.
In 2019, filmmaker Karan Johar was accused of hosting a drug party for some of close A-list Bollywood friends at his residence. In the video that was circulated, one could see top stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and Varun Dhawan, having a great time. However, Karan refuted the allegations as “baseless” and “ridiculous”.
Dhuan Dhuan..Drugs is everywhere!! Mr. Nasiruddainshah is it not sickening? So Mr @karanjohar u were the party organiser right? That’s why entire Bollywood is keeping mum ?? It must b known to everyone, who is running th bznz? @ishkarnBHANDARI @Republic_Bharat #RheaDrugChat pic.twitter.com/yepL958hZA
— Reyan .. (@real_meonly) August 26, 2020
While Kangana never took drug voluntarily, she claims that her mentor used to spike her drinks when she was a minor. In a tweet, she wrote, “I was still a minor my mentor turned tormentor used to spike my drinks and sedate me to prevent me from going to cops, when I became successful and got entry in to the most famous film parties I was exposed to the most shocking and sinister world and drugs, debauchery and mafia.”
Kangana Ranaut says that the most popular drug among film stars is cocaine.
Most popular drug in the film industry is cocaine, it is used in almost all house parties it’s very expensive but in the beginning when you go to the houses of high and mighty it’s given free, MDMA crystals are mixed in water and at times passed on to you without your knowledge.
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) August 26, 2020
Sanjay Dutt’s drug addiction is known to all; the movie ‘Sanju’ shows how he got addicted and overcame the addiction at a rehabilitation center in US. In 1982, Sanjay Dutt was arrested in a drug case and was sentenced to 5-month jail. Sanjay Dutt was also involved in illegal possession of weapons during 1993 serial blast in Mumbai.
Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan was arrested by Mumbai police for possession of cocaine in 2001. He underwent a detoxification course in the same year. In 2012, Khan was granted bail with immunity in the drug case. However, the case tarnished his image and he complete disappeared from Bollywood.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Yo Yo Honey Singh used to be the most sought after rapper in Bollywood before his drug addiction ruined his career. He was in a rehabilitation centre for a while but has now completely recovered.
Shah Rukh Khan’s wife Gauri Khan was reportedly held at the Berlin airport for possession of marijuana.
Hrithik Roshan’s ex-wife Sussanne Khan reportedly started consuming drugs after her split from the actor.
Actor Vijay Raaz (‘Gully Boy’) was allegedly held at the Dubai airport for possession of drugs in 2005.
Ranbir Kapoor once revealed in a Magazine interview that he used to smoke marijuana during his acting school days.
Former Bollywood Actress ‘Mamta Kulkarni’ Face of An International Drug Cartel?
Former hottie and Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, who once posed topless for a magazine, and who vanished away all of a sudden from Bollywood is back in the news. But for the wrong reasons.
Mamta Kulkarni who’s settled in Kenya (she changed her name to hide her identity) after marrying a big businessman in Kenya, and was on the verge of returning to Bollywood as a producer (Mamta’s production house has already helped several Indian films to shoot in Kenya), may find it difficult to get her second innings in Bollywood started (at least as of now).
And that is because Mamta’s husband Vijay ‘Vicky’ Goswami is not a businessman but a drug lord, a leader of international drug cartel.
Mumbai police recently which seized a huge amount of drugs, and after further investigations, they revealed that Vicky Goswami, was the kingpin of the drug operation. The 20 tonnes of ephedrine was seized from a Solapur factory (in Maharashtra). According to the Thane police, gangs in India, Poland and some other European countries had planned to send the consignment to Eastern Europe from Mumbai via Gujarat.
Mumbai police are also trying to ascertain if Mamta kulkarni had a role in the international drug ring that tried to smuggle in the contraband.
Sources in the police say Mamta was very likely the face of the ring.
This is because, her husband Vicky cannot leave Kenya because of an Interpol notice against him, so he gets Mamta to meet clients in various countries. He even uses her name to carry out bank transactions and to route huge sums from drug deals through the hawala channel.
Former Model Geetanjali Nagpal turned drug addict and was found living off the streets and spending her nights in parks and temples in Delhi.
Son of former Maharashtra cabinet minister Pramod Mahajan and ex-Bigg Boss contestant, Rahul Mahajan once underwent emergency medical help for cocaine overdose.
Bollywood producer arrested in drug seizure, worth over Rs 3000 crore
Bollywood producer Subash Dudhani has been arrested after Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized cartons of banned Mandrax tablets worth over Rs 3,000 crore (half a billion dollars) from a factory in Udaipur.
“It is India’s biggest drug racket busted by the DRI. I think it should also be the world’s biggest, as the seizure is around 23,500 kg. Its international value is estimated between Rs 4,500-Rs 4,700 crore,” DRI Director General Jayant Misra said.
Do Not Hold Water Bottles for Others in Airports: Drug Smuggling Warning
The following message (includes a video) has been widely circulated on the internet and on social media, it warns people not to hold or carry items such as water bottles for other people when in airports as it may contain illicit drugs.
AT AIRPORT, NEVER HELP ANYBODY BY HOLDING EVEN FOR A SHORT TIME, HIS OR HER WATER BOTTLE OR Anything else. This warning has come from an officer working at the airport. If you happen to buy a water bottle at the airport, please check the bottle. BEWARE of fake water bottles. Be careful !!!!
At the airport or close to any customs service, never accept or help somebody to hold his/her bottle of water or other objects , even for an elderly person or a pregnant woman, You could be arrested for cocaine or illegal drugs possession. In Singapore/Dubai, that means the Death Penalty !! Tell them to put the item on the floor or at any other place…
Watch this video/clipping (shared by the US Customs) to understand. Drug/Cocaine dealers are very smart people.
While it may not be completely true and it looks unlikely that you could be arrested simply for briefly holding someone else’s water bottle, its better to be cautious and use common sense while travelling. If someone (stranger or even an acquaintance) asks you to carry ANY item across a border while travelling, you have to be cautious. Also, its better to keep a close eye on your luggage and carry-on bags.