New Delhi: Ananya Panday was grilled by the Narcotics Control Bureau for questioning on October 21 in the Mumbai cruise drug case. She was called for interrogation after her name cropped up in WhatsApp chats recovered from Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s mobile. And according to the latest update, Ananya’s name has been tied to a drugs chat.
Reports said that Ananya has denied teh allegation of supplying drugs to Aryan Khan. She has also told the NCB officials that she never consumed drugs in her life. “Ananya denied the supply related talks in the chat conversation and told the NCB officials that she has never consumed or supplied the drugs,” news agency ANI reported citing NCB sources.
According to India Today, the NCB showed Ananya her chats with Aryan Khan where Aryan had asked her if arrangements for drugs could be made. To this, Ananya had replied: “I will raise” the matter. However, there were no discrete evidences that Ananya supplied drugs to Aaryan.
Meanwhile, the actor has reportedly asked her team not to commit to any shoots for the next few days, keeping in mind that she might be summoned by the NCB again.
According to NCB sources, two more actors are under the scanner based on WhatsApp chats recovered from Aryan Khan’s mobile phone.
Between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, the NCB conducted searches at four more locations in Mumbai in connection with the cruise drug case.
The NCB has called actor Ananya Panday for another round of questioning at 11 am on Friday. Her phone data is likely to be examined.
Meanwhile Aryan Khan is still in judicial custody. After his bail was rejected by the sessions court, Aryan’s appeal against the order will be heard by the Bombay High Court on October 26. The star son’s judicial custody has been extended till October 30. He is currently lodged at the Arthur Road jail.