Last week Karan Johar shared a video of Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal among others at his party. However, this clip kicked up a debate between politicians on social media. MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who accused them of “flaunting their drugged state”, has taken to social media and now written a long open letter, slamming the celebrities.
He questioned why there were no food or drink glasses at the bash. “If it wasn’t a powder-impacted state, why did you all appear stoned and shamelessly out of your senses? Does your dislike for drugs and narcotic substances limited to on-screen presence and just to defame a state for some cheap publicity (and hefty money)?. Is there any passion within when you associate with a cause or all the campaigning is a part “Drama” done to please some group or agenda-setters?”
Sirsa brought up the Hardik Pandya row and wrote, “I ask Karan Johar, if Hardik Pandya can get punished for his sexist remarks (made on your own show), if a politician can be asked to resign on moral grounds, what stops Bollywood stars from coming under public scanner of morality? If we elected representatives who are answerable to the public, even our stars and idols are also accountable for the actions they do off-screen? (sic).”
Sirsa added that he felt “anger” when he saw the video as if “it was someone who personally broke his trust.” As Congress leader Milind Deora had slammed him before and asked him to apologise, Sirsa maintains that he would not apologise. “Rather than asking me to apologise, I wish Bollywood stars had the guts to say sorry to the nation for breaking the nation’s trust.”
He signed off his letter by requesting that the media to be “a platform of accountability”.
Last night, Sirsa had even requested the Mumbai Police to file an FIR against the celebrities under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985.
He tweeted, “I have requested @CPMumbaiPolice To register FIR against the Bollywood Stars in the video flaunting their drug party…under The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 The party was uploaded by @karanjohar himself on July 28th, 2019.”
The Shiromani Akali Dal leader also wrote that he is fighting for a cause and will continue to do so till the end: I am fighting for a cause. These drug-addicted stars are setting a wrong trend in real life; while on screen they defamed our State & its youth! I am not affected by trollers. They may continue abusing me I would pursue this case till the end & expose the stars’ hypocrisy.”
The whole row began when Sirsa tweeted, “#UDTABollywood – Fiction Vs Reality Watch how the high and mighty of Bollywood proudly flaunt their drugged state!! I raise my voice against #DrugAbuse by these stars. RT if you too feel disgusted @shahidkapoor @deepikapadukone @arjunk26 @Varun_dvn @karanjohar vickykaushal09.”