Bollywood and drugs- nothing new for us.
This is the script the mainstream news has fed to us for the past year or so.
The latest B town celebrity to get involved in litigation due to alleged consumption of drugs is Bollywood star Shakti Kapoor’s son Siddhanth Kapoor.
Siddhanth Kapoor has been detained by the Bengaluru Police for allegedly consuming drugs at a party in the city on Sunday night.
Who is Siddhanth Kapoor
Siddhanth began his acting career with Sanjay Gupta’s crime film Shootout at Wadala and later featured in Anurag Kashyap’s psychological thriller film Ugly, in which he had a cameo role alongside Tejaswini Kolhapure and Ronit Roy.
He also collaborated with Shradha Kapoor for the movie Hasina Parker.
The Case of Alleged consumption of Drugs
The police had unearthed drug abuse in a section of the Kannada film industry in 2020.
They had then arrested actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani and former minister late Jeevaraj Alva’s son Aditya Alva.
The Police raided a hotel on MG road acting on a tip they received.
The cops sent the samples of 35 people suspected of having consumed drugs.
Siddhanth Kapoor’s sample was among six that returned positive.
Karnataka | Actor Shraddha Kapoor's brother Siddhanth Kapoor detained during police raid at a rave party in a Bengaluru hotel, last night. He is among the 6 people allegedly found to have consumed drugs: Bengaluru Police pic.twitter.com/UuHZKMzUH0
— ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2022
Police say it is unclear whether they had consumed drugs in the hotel during the party.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police Dr Bheemashankar S Guled told reporters “It is confirmed that Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor’s son Siddhant Kapoor took drugs. He tested positive for taking drugs in the blood test report. Hence, he has been brought to Ulsoor police station.”
Siddhanth’s father, actor Shakti Kapoor has reacted with shock.
The family didn’t know Siddhanth was staying.
In an interview with News 18, he says “I am not aware of anything. I have just gotten up from my sleep and my phone has started ringing continuously. He hasn’t been arrested but detained by the cops for consumption (of drugs). I don’t think there was any possession. I have as much information as it is coming out in the news and I am troubled by this news.”
Credits:- News 18, India Today, Telegraph and Times Of India
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