Actor Shakti Kapoor’s son Siddhanth, 37, and five others were arrested by the police on Monday for allegedly consuming drugs during a party at the five-star Park Hotel.
Acting on a tip-off, the police raided the party and detained 35 guests, following which their samples were sent for medical tests. Five of them tested positive for drugs and Siddhanth Kapoor, who was the DJ at the party, was one of them, officials said. Siddhanth has also acted in movies like ‘Shootout At Wadala’, ‘Haseena Parkar’ and ‘Jazbaa’.
District General of Police, East Division, Bheemashankar S Guled said, “They have all been charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. They would be produced before a court.”
Reacting to the arrest, Shakti Kapoor reportedly said, “I can only say one thing – it’s not possible. I am not aware of anything. I have just gotten up from my sleep and my phone has started ringing. He hasn’t been arrested but detained by the cops for consumption (of drugs). I don’t think there was any possession. I have as much information as it is coming out in the news and I am really troubled by it,” Shakti Kapoor said.
However, officials admitted that it was not clear whether they had consumed drugs at the hotel or had come to the party after taking drugs outside.
Siddhanth’s actor-sister Shraddha Kapoor was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau in 2020 in connection with allegations of a Bollywood-drugs nexus after actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Last year, Kannada actors Sanjjana Galrani and Ragini Dwivedi were also arrested for allegedly consuming drugs. Vivek Oberoi’s brother-in-law Aditya Alva, who was allegedly involved, was arrested in Chennai after being on the run for three months last year.