Courtesy : Gulshan Devaiah and Deepika Padukone
For the past few months, Bollywood and its artists have repeatedly made it to the headlines after they came under the scanner of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for their alleged involvement in Bollywood drug case.
Many debates about the pre-existing issues in Bollywood have reignited post-Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. While Rhea remained under the suspicious eye of the authorities, A-List actresses - Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, and Shraddha Kapoor’s names also cropped up during the investigation of alleged drug nexus in Bollywood.
During a recent interview with Times Now, Commando 3 fame Gulshan Devaiah opened up on the alleged drug nexus of Bollywood and spoke about Deepika’s involvement. The Commando 3 actor reacted and mentioned he doesn’t feel bad.
I don't know what Deepika has done, so I really cannot say. I hope everything is sorted out. I don't know what she has done. Even if she has done any offence, it is a minor offence. In most of the countries, it would be a minor offence. In our country, it is also a minor offence because if you go to Banaras and you will see the same thing every day (laughs).- Gulshan Devaiah
Gulshan went on to explain his stand about the same and said that it is a bit hypocritical that in the name of religion if some people smoke it, it is legal, while if you are not religious and have some puffs, it becomes illegal.
He also expressed his views about the NCB probe and added that everyone will eventually forget everything that happened.
Speaking about Deepika Padukone in his interaction with Times Now, the 42-year-old said, “But that's her (Deepika's) fight, which she has to fight. People will forget all of this. If you ask me, from my observation, it comes from an insincere place.”
Gulshan Devaiah worked with Deepika Padukone in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Dum Maaro Dum.
Gulshan was also quizzed if he feels Bollywood has become a soft target to all this, Devaiah disagreed and said, “No, cinema is soft power.” He maintained that cinema has the power to make a difference but it is not that powerful to change everything just like that.
On the other hand, NCB continues to probe the drug angle following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Recently, NCB has reportedly arrested Arjun Rampal's live-in partner Gabriella Demetriades' brother for allegedly having links to drug-peddlers.