Amid the ongoing Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) probe in the alleged Bollywood drugs nexus, on Friday, veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar took a dig at news television channels for focusing on a house party organised by filmmaker Karan Johar last year instead of talking about the Farm Bills.
The said video had gone viral and is currently being investigated after Siromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa filed a complaint with NCB chief Rakesh Asthana last week over the alleged drug party hosted at Johar`s residence in 2019 where several top actors were in attendance including Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora and several others.
Akhtar tweeted from his verified account, noting how television channels were more concerned about Johar`s house party of last year instead of talking about the controversial Farm Bills passed recently by Parliament.
“If Karan johar had invited some farmers too for his party, life would have been easier for our TV channels. They would not have had to choose between farmers protest and Karan`s party! It seems that Karan`s do is the second most favourite PARTY of our channels,” Akhtar tweeted.
It is being speculated that the celebrities seen in the old house party video were high on drugs. The video, which surfaced for the first time last year, has resurfaced on news channels after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) started summoning Bollywood celebrities including Deepika Padukone and her ex-manager Karishma Prakash for questioning for alleged drug links.