The information of comedienne and actor Bharti Singh and her husband, author and host Haarsh Limbachiyaa being arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for possession of hashish shocked a lot of her trade colleagues. Actor Subuhii Joshii, who has labored with the couple in Comedy Classes, too, expresses disbelief.
“It was quite shocking for me when I heard about them being arrested. Not even in my wildest dreams I saw this coming. Another worked with Bharti and Haarsh in my first major show, Comedy Classes. Not only are they very good at their work but being very good human beings. They were friendly and never made me feel like a newcomer. I still believed this has actually happened, ”says the actor, who has been in contact with Singh on and off.
The NCB had raided the couple’s Andheri residence and Limbachiyaa’s manufacturing home and recovered 86.5 gram of Ganja from each locations. Reportedly, Singh and Limbachiyaa have accepted to consumption of Ganja.
Earlier Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan Rakul Preet Singh, have been summoned by NCB after their names got here up throughout the investigation of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying case. Rajput’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, was additionally arrested and later launched on bail. In reference to a drug probe, homes of actor Arjun Rampal and producer Firoz Nadiadwala have been raided. Rampal and his associate have been summoned by the company too. TV actors Sanam Johar and Abigail Pande have been additionally summoned by NCB not too long ago.
“It seems after Bollywood, now the focus is on TV industry. But it would be wrong to say that everyone is into drugs and all. Because it’s not just in our industry, even outside drug is being consumed and I feel it’s time this issue is addressed, ”she provides.
The 28-year-old shares that since celebrities are in the limelight, each time their names come up, it turns into a speaking level.
“Why are we also talking about these colleges and even those sadhus who are also indulge into such practices? No doubt we need to deal with this issue strictly but this is about just the industry but our society in general. The society in totality needs to be cleansed of the drug threat. If public figures from any field and not just actors are being questioned and summoned then that does give out a message that no one will be spared, ”she opines.
While the drug situation wanted each consideration, Joshii feels the focus has “shifted from Rajput’s case from where it all started”.
“Some of those who were fighting for Sushant’s justice, writing about him on social media, voicing his opinion on how the investigation should happen, seem to have moved on. He was talking much about it now. So I just hope that amid all these we also get the much needed closure on Sushant’s case, ”she concludes.
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