When Karan Johar uploaded a video on Instagram of his house party, the filmmaker may not have imagined the furore it would cause.
Featuring several celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Arjun Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, the video captioned “Saturday night vibes” has Johar showing the Bollywood actors in conversation with each other or laughing at the camera.
The clip was widely-circulated clip among fans; but now Akali Dal MLA Manjinder S. Sirsa has raised his voice against it.
Sirsa tweeted the video with a reference to Shahid’s movie Udta Punjab, which dealt with drug abuse: “#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 @arjunk2@Varun_dvn @karanjohar @vickykaushal09.”
The actors are yet to respond, but politician Milind Deora has tweeted in support of Karan Johar, posting, “My wife was also present that evening (and is in the video). Nobody was in a ‘drugged state’, so stop spreading lies and defaming people you don’t know! I hope you will show the courage to tender an unconditional apology.”