It was a couple of weeks ago when Karan Johar shared a video on Instagram where a lot of celebs were partying and having a good time at the filmmaker’s house. The video grabbed the attention of MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa who claimed that the celebs at the party were under the influence of drugs.
Sirsa had tweeted, “#UDTABollywood – Fiction Vs Reality Watch how the high and mighty of Bollywood proudly flaunt their drugged state!! I raise my voice against #DrugAbuse by these stars. RT if you too feel disgusted @shahidkapoor @deepikapadukone @arjunk26 @Varun_dvn @karanjohar @vickykaushal09.”
#UDTABollywood – Fiction Vs Reality
Watch how the high and mighty of Bollywood proudly flaunt their drugged state!!
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) 30 July 2019
The party was attended by Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Vicky Kaushal, and others. None of them gave a clarification on the accusations, but now finally Karan Johar has broken his silence on the whole scenario.
Recently, in an interview, with the senior journalist, Rajeev Masand, Karan stated, “There were achieving members of the industry who were having an easy night out after a hard week of work, having a good time. I took that video with all the earnestness… would I be putting out that video if there was anything happening at all, I am not stupid. Apparently, you are not allowed to scratch your nose. Apparently, you are not allowed to put your phone in your back pocket. Apparently, a shadow of light is perceived to be some kind of powder.”
The filmmaker further stated that his mother was there at the party as well. He said, “My mother, 5 minutes before this video, was sitting with us. It was that kind of a family, happy, social gathering, where friends were sitting and having a good time and we were listening to some music, having some good food and having good conversational energy there. There was nothing else going on.”
Though Karan kept mum this time, he has decided he won’t be silent if there are such baseless accusations next time. The director said, “I don’t react very well to these baseless accusations because that’s what they were, baseless. I told them also… I am not taking this very kindly, the next time where baseless accusations, I will take the legal route. You cannot mar our solid reputations, our sincere reputations our committed reputations just because you are presuming something. You cannot put out a baseless accusation that has no base, no fact, no truth, no reality and try and mar us and our reputations, it’s ridiculous.”
We wonder if the politician has to say something on Karan’s statement.