Deepika Padukone has been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
On Thursday arrived in Mumbai from Goa. Padukone, who was shooting for Shakun Batra’s film with Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi in Goa.
She was accompanied by actor-husband Ranveer Singh. Media Network sources have now informed that in a big move.
Ranveer Singh has asked the central anti-drug agency whether he can be present during his wife’s questioning on Saturday.
In his application to the NCB, Ranveer Singh has stated that Deepika Padukone sometimes suffers from anxiety and gets panic attacks. Hence he should be granted permission to be with her, top sources said.
He has stated that he is a ‘law-abiding citizen’ and knows that he cannot be present at the time of Deepika Padukone’s questioning.
But is understood to have requested that he be allowed inside the NCB office, sources confirmed.
However, no decision has been taken by the NCB on his application, sources added.
Deepika Padukone is set to appear before the NCB on September 26. Along with Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor.
Actor Rakul Preet Singh and Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash are summoned on Friday.
Meanwhile, statements of fashion designer Simone Khambatta and Shruti Modi, Rajput’s former manager, were recorded by the NCB probe team in connection with the drugs case.
The NCB on Thursday asked Kshitij Ravi to appear before it in the drugs probe linked to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Dharma Productions is owned by film-maker Karan Johar. Ravi has been asked to appear on Friday as his name surfaced during the probe.
Also, Karan Johar’s Dharma Production has issued a statement against this case.
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So far, the NCB has arrested actor Rhea Chakraborty in the case among others.