Asthana didn’t give particulars about what Padukone would be questioned about. CNN has reached out to Padukone’s representatives for remark.
Former mannequin Padukone, now one in all India’s best-paid actresses, is the highest-profile star to be embroiled in a probe into allegations of drug use in Bollywood — a narrative that has transfixed the nation and dominated headlines for months.
Shortly after his demise, Rajput’s father KK Singh filed a police grievance in Bihar, the Indian state he lives in, accusing Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty — a lesser-known Bollywood star — of stealing cash from her boyfriend’s checking account and abetting his suspected suicide. Rajput’s household allege Chakraborty abetted his suicide by offering him with medication that exacerbated his psychological well being points, Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde advised CNN earlier this month.
She denies these allegations, he added.
“Some sections of the press continue to portray her in a negative light which is unfortunate,” Maneshinde mentioned.
Chakraborty stays remanded in jail for a variety of offenses together with allegedly buying and consuming medication, in accordance to Mutha Ashok Jain, the deputy director of the NCB for southwest India.
Authorities didn’t get better any medication from Chakraborty, who admitted buying narcotics for Rajput, in accordance to Jain. Those offenses carry a potential penalty of 10 years in jail and a positive of 100,000 Indian rupees ($1,360).
Rajput’s demise and the following fallout have been lined extensively in Indian media, with unverified conspiracy theories and allegations given air time on nationwide newscasts.
Chakraborty has borne the brunt of the media circus. In a tweet in July, she begged the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to launch an investigation into the case. “I only want to understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step,” she mentioned.
Rajput made his debut in Hindi cinema in 2013’s “Kai Po Che!,” in accordance to the movie web site IMDb. He was awarded finest actor (male) on the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in 2017 for his film “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story,” through which he performed Indian cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
How to get assist: In the US, name the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide additionally present contact data for disaster facilities world wide.”