Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone was on Saturday questioned here for five hours by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) probing the alleged Bollywood-drug nexus linked to film star Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, an official said. Earlier, Sushant Singh Rajput's Pavna lake farmhouse's boatman had confirmed that he had ferried Shraddha to SSR's farmhouse once for a party which was being hosted by the late actor.
Padukone, 34, was earlier summoned by the NCB to join the investigation in the drugs case.
Kapoor and Khan, daughters of famous Bollywood actors, are also expected to appear before the NCB on Saturday.
The NCB began the inquiry after a drug angle came to light in connection with Rajput's alleged suicide.
On September 8 the Narcotics Control Board arrested Rajput's girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, accusing her of being "active in a drug syndicate connected with drug supplies", according to her bail order.
Rakul's name had cropped up during the interrogation of, and from the WhatsApp chats of, Rhea Chakraborty, who is presently in jail.
In pursuit of that line of inquiry, NCB personnel sat Deepika face to face with Karishma Prakash, sources said.
Deepika Padukone and Karishma Prakash's drug chat from October 2017 where the actor asked for "maal" and "hash".
According to the official, the Mumbai police has deployed adequate security outside the NCB office.
The NCB team also got important information about the case during the questioning of Rajput's talent manager Jaya Saha, the official said. Her statement is also being recorded, reportedly. Prakash was also allowed to go home around 3.40 pm, NCB sources said. Rakul also added that she had lost touch with Rhea over the last few years. However, the NCB had on Friday clarified that it did not receive any such request.
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