The unfortunate demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput paved way to an investigation in the drugs case by Narcotics Control Bureau. During the interrogation with the NCB, Rhea Chakraborty had alleged that Sara Ali Khan, Rakulpreet Singh, and Simone Khambatta used to do drugs with her and her late boyfriend, Sushant.
However, actor Nitish Bhardwaj who co starred Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan in the film ‘Kedarnath' has a different story to tell. In a recent interview, Nitish contradicted Rhea’s claims and stated that he never saw Sushant or Sara with heavy eyes or on a trip while shooting.
While speaking to ETimes, Nitish recalled his conversation with Pooja Gor, who played Sara’s on screen sister in Kedarnath, when they talked about the drug problem in the industry. He says that Sara was also a part of the conversation and when he advised her to stay away from any narcotics substances, she assured him that she won’t indulge in it. He said:
“Sara told me that she had heard there was a drug problem in the film industry too. I vividly remember telling her to stay away from it because she had a very promising career ahead of her. She assured me that she had never touched drugs and won't ever do so.”
On the other hand, Nitish says that while Sushant smoked a cigarette, he was assured that he won’t do drugs, keeping in mind the late actor’s inquisitive nature.
“Sushant used to smoke a cigarette but he was very agile-minded. Someone who does drugs is not agile like him, neither do they talk so intelligently. At least, that's what I think. As a rule, I don’t smoke--I have never lit up either a tobacco or drug-filled cigarette. But I know that if you smoke such a cigarette, it has a distinct smell.”
“I had never seen Sushant and Sara with heavy eyes or on a trip; they were so normal. Sushant was in a different zone; we would talk about cosmology and the science of planets and galaxies.”
Nitish also shares that he was supposed to visit Sushant’s house as the late actor was going to show him stars through his telescope. Unfortunately , they couldn’t and Nitish shares that his last message to Sushant was just 36 hours before he passed away.