Sara Ali Khan arrives in Mumbai ahead of NCB probe

Padukone has been in Goa for a few days for the shoot of director Shakun Batra's next film and is likely to return to Mumbai on Thursday night.

Mumbai: Actor Sara Ali Khan, who has been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, on Thursday arrived in the city from Goa.

The 25-year-old actor reached Mumbai with her mother, actor Amrita Singh, and brother, Ibrahim Ali Khan around 5 pm and headed to their suburban Juhu residence.

Khan made her acting debut opposite Rajput in the 2018 film “Kedarnath“.

The NCB, which began the probe after a drug angle came to light in connection with Rajput’s alleged suicide, has now widened its investigation and called film celebrities for questioning.

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Khan is set to appear before the NCB on September 26 (Saturday), along with actors Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor. Actor Rakul Preet Singh and Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash are summoned on Friday.

Meanwhile, statements of fashion designer Simone Khambatta and Shruti Modi, Rajput’s former manager, were recorded by the NCB probe team in connection with the drugs case, the official said.

Rajput (34) was found dead in his Bandra apartment on June 14. His death has sparked a lot of controversy in the media and the case is currently being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED), and the NCB.

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His girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, who has been accused of abetting Rajput’s suicide by his family, has been arrested in a drug case linked to his death.

Padukone has been in Goa for a few days for the shoot of director Shakun Batra’s next film and is likely to return to Mumbai on Thursday night.

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan spotted at Juhu, in Mumbai, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (PTI Photo)

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