Drug probe: NCB summons Deepika Padukone’s manager, KWAN talent agency CEO

The NCB has so far arrested more than a dozen persons linked to the case

deepika-padukone-afp Actress Deepika Padukone | AFP

Extending probe in the drugs case linked to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has sent summons to Dhruv Chitgopekar, CEO of Bollywood talent management agency KWAN. According to reports, the NCB has also summoned Karishma Prakash who works with KWAN. Karishma is actress Deepika Padukone’s manager.

Kwan's head talent manager Jaya Saha’s name, who also handled Sushant Singh Rajput, has featured in NCB’s investigation. On Monday, Jaya Saha appeared before the NCB for questioning in the case.

Shruti Modi, who was also Sushant's talent manager, was also reportedly questioned.

The federal anti-drugs agency has so far arrested more than a dozen persons, including Sushant's girlfriend and actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty, in the case.

Meanwhile, the NCB is going to summon Bollywood actors Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh, and fashion designer Simon Khambata this week in connection with an ongoing drugs probe, a senior official of the probe agency said.

Rakul Preet Singh last week moved the Delhi High Court seeking to stop media reports from connecting her with the Rhea Chakraborty drug case.

-with PTI inputs