MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa demands FIR against Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Vicky Kaushal among others for allegedly taking drugs at Karan Johar's party last week. Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar's recent Bollywood party is all over the internet and has become the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons.
Karan Johar took to his Instagram account and shared a video where we can see Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Zoya Akhtar, among others looking drugged.
Post that, MLA Manjinder Sirsa has asked Mumbai Police to file an FIR against them. Sirsa 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." He also shared screenshots of his complaint to the police.
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
The party was uploaded by @karanjohar himself on July 28th, 2019@ANI @htTweets @republic @ZeeNews pic.twitter.com/nNRH6i9yfn
Manjinder Sirsa, who is from the Shiromani Akali Dal, also added that he was fighting for a cause and "will continue to do so till the end". “I am fighting for a cause. These drug-addicted stars are setting a wrong trend in real life; while on-screen they defamed our state and its youth! I am not affected by trollers. They may continue abusing me I would pursue this case till the end and expose the stars’ hypocrisy."
I am fighting for a cause. These drug-addicted stars are setting a wrong trend in real life; while on screen they defamed our State & its youth!— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) August 1, 2019
I am not affected by trollers. They may continue abusing me
I would pursue this case till the end & expose the stars’ hypocrisy @ANI pic.twitter.com/Z6Gs5E9oO2
Now, an open letter has been posted by an unverified Twitter account by the name of 'NotKangana'. Take a look
In last fifty years, or ever since I am observing the country, Cricket and Bollywood continue to bind the nation. If Sachin Tendulkar is worshipped in our nation, there are millions of worshippers of stars like Rajnikant as well. In such a world of fan-boys and fan-girls, Bollywood stars continue to enjoy people's unbound love and support on social media as well as on national stages. You are given the front row in national functions and events, you are treated like India's unofficial ambassadors abroad and you are the trendsetter, in hair-cuts, hemlines and even when it comes to naming the children!
Does it sound fair on your part when you escape your accountability citing PRIVATE LIFE as an excuse to organise and then flaunt on Instagram your Drug Party? If it was not a drug party, why were there no food or drink glasses? If it wasn't a powder-impacted state, why did you all appear stoned and shamelessly out of your senses?
Does your dislike for drugs and narcotic substances limited to on-screen presence and just to defame a state for some cheap publicity (and hefty money), Is there any passion within when you associate with a cause or all that campaigning is a part of "Drama" done to please some group or agenda-setters? I ask Karan Johar, if Hardik Pandya can get punished for his sexist remarks (made on your own show); if a politician can be asked to resign on moral grounds; what stops Bollywood stars from coming under public scanner of morality?
If we elected representatives are answerable to the public, even our STARS & IDOLS are also accountable for the actions they do off-screen! When I saw that video, I felt an unexplained anger as if someone I knew personally broke the trust... do you even realise the kind of bond people share with you, dear Bollywood? Rather than asking me to apologise, I wish Bollywood stars had the guts to say a SORRY to the nation for breaking the trust. In the end, I would just request Media to be the platform of accountability. It is us who make them the stars; now it should be our collective privilege to question them when their light start pointing us in the wrong direction! (SIC)
Another politician from Mumbai, Milind Deora, whose wife Pooja Shetty Deora was also at Karan's controversial party tweeted in support of the celebrities at the party. Deora responded, "My wife was also present that evening (and is in the video). Nobody was in a drugged state so stop spreading lies and defaming people you don’t know! I hope you will show the courage to tender an unconditional apology."
My wife was also present that evening (and is in the video). Nobody was in a “drugged state” so stop spreading lies & defaming people you don’t know!— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) July 30, 2019
I hope you will show the courage to tender an unconditional apology https://t.co/Qv6FY3wNRk
Meanwhile, Twitterati added to the debate and one user wrote, "It was no casual party with just alcohol."
Yes drugged...It's no casual party with jus alcohol... pic.twitter.com/G4sVjL8maL— TheWhiteCamel (@The_White_Camel) July 30, 2019
Take a look at Karan Johar's video and comment on what you think.
Last Updated 10:58 AM IST