Filmmaker and journalist Indrajit Lankesh on Tuesday claimed that not less than 15 individuals within the Kannada movie business had been concerned in drug trafficking. He made the declare a day after deposing earlier than the police to share the details about the alleged drug racket working within the movie business.
“I’ve given (names of) round 15 individuals whom I do know are into drug enterprise. I shared these names with the police,” Lankesh instructed PTI.
Lankesh was questioned for almost 5 hours by the Central Crime Department on Monday for his assertion that there have been many individuals within the movie business who had been into the drug enterprise both as shoppers or sellers. The filmmaker made the assertion within the wake of the Narcotics Management Bureau busting a drug trafficking racket right here and mentioned some “distinguished musicians and actors” in Karnataka had been beneath its scanner.
The filmmaker mentioned he needed to show the drug use within the business. “There are celebrities, after they begin smoking and begin doing cocaine, they’re the model ambassadors of youth as we speak. These individuals assume it’s cool..,” he added.
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Lankesh mentioned he suspected that a few of the events organised within the ‘Sandalwood’ had been hosted by drug mafias throughout the business. Lankesh didn’t rule out the potential of the Mumbai underworld behind the provision of medication to a piece of individuals within the Kannada movie business.
In the meantime, the police mentioned they had been probing the matter.
Famous Kannada movie star Sudeep on Tuesday mentioned he was not conscious of the business being within the grip of drug menace and appealed in opposition to its portrayal in unfavorable gentle based mostly on remoted incidents. “I can solely say what I do know. I’m from the movie business. I actually don’t know something about it..,” he mentioned.
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