Karan Johar’s video of partying with his Bollywood colleagues kicked up quite a storm on Twitter in August. In the video, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan and Zoya Akhtar were seen. However, just a day later, they were accused of “flaunting” their drugged state at the party, by Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
Speaking about this at India Today Conclave Mumbai 2019, Vicky Kaushal narrated what actually happened. “So, here’s what really happened. Karan calls all of us, we’re just chilling at his place. Three days before this, I had just recovered from dengue. I had been sitting at home for ten days, and doctors were like ‘You can now get back to work.’ So anyway at the party, five minutes before the video was made, Karan’s mother was there, and had just put a little gangaajal on us,” he said.
Vicky added that the video that went viral on social media was not the first take. “For the first video, we were all like hey and cheerful and the fourth one we were just like done, bas karo. That scratch of the nose is a normal thing, I didn’t know it means drugs.”
Vicky laughed about his expression, and said it clearly looks like he’s recovered from dengue. Another point of contention in the video was that there was a reflection, and people assumed it was drugs. “My expression was perfect. That reflection was also caught. The next day I had gone to Arunachal Pradesh, where I spent four days with the military. I had no clue what was going on, I had no internet. I come back, meet my family, and was telling them about my trip. I was happy, as I had spent time with the military. I open Twitter and go “Hain?” I went back to my parents, and asked, “Do you know about this?'”
“They said they didn’t want to tell me because I had no net, where I was in a place of no internet.. I was like kya ho raha hai, if anything like that was going on, why would there be a video? Secondly, I thought I’m answerable to the law of the country. On social media trial, it starts off as ‘Hahaha they looked drugged, then it comes to they’re actors, they do drugs.’ When I’m driving my car, if I’m stopped by police for breath analyser, I’m giving that test to the law. If someone just stops me and asks randomly, you’re drugged? It’s fair for people to assume things, but to make full facts about it, is just unfair,” said Vicky.
The MLA in an open letter posted on social media had alleged that the celebrities, including Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, among others, were in a drugged state at Karan Johar’s party. Sirsa had even requested the Mumbai Police to file an FIR against the celebrities under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985.
#UDTABollywood – Fiction Vs Reality
Watch how the high and mighty of Bollywood proudly flaunt their drugged state!!
Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) July 30, 2019
He had even tweeted, “I have requested @CPMumbaiPolice To register FIR against the Bollywood Stars in the video flaunting their drug party…under The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 The party was uploaded by @karanjohar himself on July 28th, 2019.”
I have requested @CPMumbaiPolice to register FIR against the Bollywood Stars in the video flaunting their drug party…under The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) August 1, 2019
Vicky Kaushal was speaking at the India Today Conclave Mumbai 2019 session, The Art and The Man: What gives me josh in Bollywood.
On the work front, Vicky Kaushal was last seen in Uri: the Surgical Strike, which crossed over Rs 100 crore at the box office. He had even won a National Award for his performance.
Also watch: Vicky Kaushal to begin shooting for Takht in February
(Provided by IANS)
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