Connect with us

Entertainment

Comedian Bharti Singh, husband arrested by anti-drug agency in drugs probe

Published

on

Comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa were arrested by the anti-drug agency over the allegations of possession and use of marijuana.

Comedian Bharti Singh was arrested on Saturday after being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for 15 hours and her husband was arrested on Sunday morning.

Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa’s Mumbai home was searched by the agency on Saturday. Officials of the agency said that ‘a small quantity of cannabis’ around 86.5 grams was found in their home in Andheri after which they were taken to the agency’s Mumbai office for questioning.

According to NCB , both Bharti and Haarsh Limbachiyaa have accepted that they use narcotic substances.

The NCB release read, “Both Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa accepted consuming ganja. Ms Singh was placed under arrest under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1986.”

The quantity of narcotic substances found at the couple’s home was not for commercial use but could still be punishable under law for up to 10 years in jail.

The anti drug agency has been probing the use of drugs in the entertainment industry after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The agency had found WhatsApp chats involving the use of drugs from actor Rhea Chakrobaoty and her brother’s  phone.

The names of the comedian and her 33 year-old husband came up during the questioning of a drug peddler, the NCB said.

Earlier this month, actor Arjun Rampal home was searched. He and his partner Gabriella Demetriades home were also summoned for questioning by the NCB. Gabriella Demetriades brother, Agisialos Demetriades was also questioned and is currently inder the agency’s custody.

Before that, the agency had summoned film producer Firoz Nadiadwala and his wife was arrested after officials found 10 grams of marijuana at their Juhu home during a raid. His wife is out on bail.

The agency hd earlier summoned actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakulpreet Singh for questioning in this drug probe case as their names had come up from WhatsApp chats in Rhea Chakraborty’s phone. Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash has also been questioned by anti-drug agency several times.

In September, Rajput’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty was arrested for allegedly procuring drugs for him. Her brother and some of the employees of Rajput were also arrested under various sections of the NDPS Act.

Rhea Chakraborty and others are currently out on bail.

source

Entertainment

Kangana Ranaut issued bailable warrant

Published

on

A Mumbai court issued a bailable warrant against actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday after she failed to appear for the hearing of lyricist Javed Akhtar’s defamation case against her. Akhtar’s advocate Vrinda Grover then filed an immediate response asking the court to issue a non-bailable warrant against the actress.

Talking to IANS over a whatsapp text, Vrinda Grover said: “In defiance of the court’s order of 1st February, Ms. Ranaut did not appear before the court today. On the basis of Javed Akhtar’s verification statement, material evidence, including the Republic TV program where Ms. Ranaut made defamatory remarks, and the police report inquiry examining the witnesses, the Ld. Magistrate has summoned Ms. Ranaut as an accused. It is a matter of record that there is no application filed by Ms. Ranaut against this Order and no stay of proceedings in her favour. Thus, the court in accordance with law issued bailable warrants against Ms. Ranaut on my submissions. The defamation complaint filed by Mr. Javed Akhtar shall now proceed to the next stage in law.”

Akhtar had filed a defamation case against Ranaut after she accused him on a national news channel of being part of a “coterie” in Bollywood. She made the comment after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput last year.

The Andheri metropolitan magistrate had issued a bailable warrant on February 1, asking Kangana to appear on March 1.

When contacted, the actress’s lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui said, “I have already challenged. I appeared in the court today before the judge. I have told the judge very categorically that the process of law is not being followed. Section 200 compliance is not being done. The judge knows that I will be quashing the entire proceedings. I will either apply for revision or quashing. Most probably I will be going for quashing. Therefore the judge has given the date of March 26.”

Explaining what Section 200 means and why the proceeding from Javed Akhtar’s side are incomplete, Siddiqui said: “Section 200 is when you file a private complaint, saying ‘I am Javed Akhtar and this has what has happened to me and I have got four witnesses and I name these witnesses in the complaint. So, my verification oath has to be done as well as for all witnesses’. In this case only Javed Akhtar’s verification oath was done, whereas no verification oath was done for other witnesses. So, this is a mandatory provision. I am challenging the whole thing.”

Will the actress be appearing in court on March 26?

“I really don’t think so, but can’t say. We will see while building the case up, exactly what the requirements are. But 99.9 per cent she won’t be making an appearance,” said Rizwan.

source: The Statesman

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Amitabh Bachchan undergoes cataract surgery: Reports

Published

on

Although there has been no official confirmation, unconfirmed reports have stated that Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has undergone cataract surgery. The reports add that the star will be back home in 24 hours.

“It was nothing, just a cataract surgery. Amitabh Bachchan will be home in the next 24 hours,” a source close to the actor revealed, according to the entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama.

The veteran actor wrote about going in for surgery on his blog on Saturday night.

“Medical condition .. surgery .. can’t write,” wrote the 78-year-old actor.

However, he did not elaborate on the medical condition or talk about the procedure which he was to undergo. Worried fans took to social media to wish the actor a quick recovery.

Last year, Big B had been admitted to hospital after contracting Covid-19, along with son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya, and grand-daughter Aaradhya.

The actor’s office is yet to officially confirm details.

Big B has five films coming up. His next release is Rumi Jafry’s psychological suspense drama “Chehre”, co-starring Emraan Hashmi and Rhea Chakraborty. The actor is currently busy shooting for the thriller “Mayday”, co-starring and directed by Ajay Devgn. The film also stars Rakul Preet Singh.

He will also be seen in “Sairat” maker Nagraj Manjule’s social drama “Jhund”, and Ayan Mukerji’s “Brahmastra” co-starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy. There is an untitled project co-starring Prabhas and Deepika Padukone lined up, too.

Big B recently hosted season 12 of the quiz show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.

Last year, the actor had been hospitalised after testing Covid positive, along with son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya.

source: The Statesman

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer ‘Anek’ to release on Sep 17

Published

on

Ayushmann Khurrana tweeted on Monday that his film Anek will release on September 17. The film marks his return with director Anubhav Sinha after the 2019 release, Article 15.

“Naam #ANEK, lekin release date ek! Milte hai aapse 17th September 2021 ko!” Ayushmann wrote on Twitter.

The film is currently on the floors in Assam. Ayushmann’s slit eyebrow in the first look of the film has grabbed eyeballs.

Talking about his character in the film and sporting a distinct look, Ayushmann recently said: “I have been fortunate to collaborate with filmmakers who encourage me to add my creative inputs to their vision of storytelling. The eyebrow slit I am sporting in Anek was an idea I discussed with Anubhav sir. It was about creating a distinct look that the audience has never seen me in, and I am glad that people have noticed and are discussing it.”

Anek is being produced by Bhushan Kumar and Anubhav Sinha.

source: The Statesman

Continue Reading

Newsletters

Enter your email address to get latest updates

Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 - 2021 Delhi Wire.