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Famous actor accused of drug abuse, he opens up

Saturday, September 21, 2019 • Tamil Comments

A video that surfaced online a few months ago and went viral on social media showed several famous Bollywood actors, including Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Vicky Kaushal, among others, in a seemingly inebriated state at a party hosted by director/producer Karan Johar at his place. The video was posted by a politician and an MLA from Delhi who accused the actors of flaunting their drug use on the internet.

Vicky Kaushal, who recently won a National Award for his performance in Uri: The Surgical Strike, opened up on the issue yesterday and clarified that nothing of that sort happened and that he had been suffering from dengue, which made him look the way he did. Vicky stated, “Karan called all of us, we’re just chilling. Three days before this, I had just recovered from dengue. I had been sitting at home for 10 days, and doctors were like, ‘you could get back to shoot’. Five minutes before the video was made, Karan’s mother was there, to put gangaajal on us as she had come back from some trip.”

He went on to add, “It was not the first take; he had attempted to make this video four times. Karan Johar even had a pout when he was shooting it. For the first video, we were all like ‘hey’, and by the fourth one, we were just like done. That scratch of the nose is a normal thing, I didn’t know it meant drugs. My expression was perfect. That reflection was also caught.”

“I was like, ‘kya ho raha hai’. If anything like that would go on, why would a person like Karan Johar, who has an empire, put up a video himself? Second, I thought I’m answerable to the law of the country. In a social media trial, it starts off as ‘hahaha they look drugged’, then it comes to ‘they’re actors, they do drugs’. When I’m driving my car, if I’m stopped for a breath analyser test, 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 jumping to things is unfair,” Vicky further justified his stance.

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