Film director and journalist Indrajit Lankesh has recently made some shocking revelations about drug abuse in the Kannada film industry. He has even named 10-15 actors and given the list to the police.
For the unversed, on Monday, Indrajit Lankesh was summoned by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) officials. The director was grilled for more than 5 hours. Reportedly, the whole process was filmed as well.
Indrajit Lankesh spoke to the media after the investigation. According to The New Indian Express, Indrajit told the reporters, “Though the police had some clues about Kannada film actors who are involved in drug abuse, they were shocked when I revealed the names of some artistes along with evidence. I have given names of 10-15 actors along with proof. I believe the police will investigate their involvement and reveal their names shortly.”
Not just that, Indrajit Lankesh has also submitted some photographs and video proofs which show some actors in the influence of drugs. As per the report, one video reveals a well-known actress misbehaving at a party under the influence of drugs.
As per the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil, “We appreciate that he came forward to give whatever information he has. We request others also to share any information and support us in our fight against drugs,” Sources even claim that the names accused by Lankesh included some of the top actors of Sandalwood.
According to an official, “We are gathering more details about their involvement. If it is established that they are into drug abuse or having nexus with drug dealers, legal action will be initiated.”