Union Minister and Republic Party of India (RPI) president Ramdas Athawale asked the producers to restrain from casting actors accused in the drug case related to the untimely demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Athawale also threatened that his party would not allow the screening of movies starring those accused in the drug probe.
Tweeting in Marathi, the ‘Go Corona Go’ minister, wrote, “Those actors against whom action has been taken by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), should not be taken in any movie by producers. If they are taken in any movie, the RPI will stop the shooting of those films and will not let those films be screened,” reported The New Indian Express.
He further said that there should be no discrimination between male and female actors and NCB should investigate both. However, it cannot be ignored that only female actors’ names are cropping up in the probe.
In an interview to news agency ANI on Saturday, Athawale stated while the NCB probe is fine, the CBI should investigate Sushant’s death. “We need to end this menace of drugs & curb its smuggling, NCB should probe it. But CBI should also come to a conclusion soon & investigate this new drug angle related to Sushant’s death,” ANI quoted him as saying.
NCB has notably questioned only women actors in the drug case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh all appeared before NCB for the probe on Saturday.