This after actor Rhea Chakraborty allegedly named Tollywood heroine Rakul Preet Singh as well as other actors during the investigation by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
In a statement on Saturday, Telangana BJP Spokesperson K Krishna Saagar Rao alleged, “Ironically, the Tollywood actress in question, Rakul Preet Singh has been a Telangana brand ambassador, and has been preaching against drug abuse, through state government sponsored publicity programs. Such is the state of affairs and duplicity of these self-proclaimed youth icons and role models.”
He also added that, “Many such drug users, addicts and peddlers of Tollywood are still very popular and actually have become bad role models for this generation of youngsters. They are inadvertently leading many young students and professionals into drug dependence and addiction, which eventually destroy lives.”
He demanded that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao initiate an investigation into the drug menace in Hyderabad and added that he would also write to Home Minister Amit Shah and MoS Kishan Reddy regarding the same.
For the unversed, Rhea was arrested by the NCB for the drug abuse angle in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. A special court in Mumbai on Friday rejected the bail pleas of Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and others in the drug case filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The actress is in judicial custody till September 22. Rhea’s lawyer has stated, “Once we get a copy of the NDPS Spl Court Order , we will decide next week on the course of action about approaching the High Court.”