L - Simone Khambatta, R - Rakul Preet Singh
L - Simone Khambatta, R - Rakul Preet Singh
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Mumbai: Fashion designer Simone Khambatta is being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in their ongoing probe related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Actor Rakul Preet Singh was also summoned to appear Thursday but is now slated to be questioned on Friday.

Singh, through her manager, had earlier stated that she did not receive a summon.

However, NCB sources stated that “summon was issued and she was contacted through various platforms including the phone number available.”

The NCB later revealed that Singh has acknowledged the summons and is likely to join the investigations on Friday. Khambatta reached the NCB's south Mumbai guesthouse on Thursday morning.

As the agency widens their probe in alleged drug procurement by Bollywood personalities, many actors, producers and other members from the film fraternity are likely to be questioned.

The ambit of the probe has now widened from investigating the death of the actor to alleged procurement and consumption of banned narcotics substances.

Top celebrities will be questioned for three days beginning Thursday.

Actor Deepika Padukone –one of the country's top actors–has been asked to appear before the anti-narcotics agency on Friday.

Actors Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor are called for questioning on Saturday.

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