Amid a raging controversy over drug use in the film industry, in the wake of the Narcotics Control Bureau's probe related to the drug angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, a video of veteran actor Anupam Kher's son Sikandar is going viral on the internet. In the video, the 'Aurangzeb' actor is allegedly intoxicated.
Politician and spiritual guru Acharya Pramod took to Twitter to take a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party and wrote in Hindi, "Bhaajapa “saansad” ke sanskaaravaan suputr sikandar kher hain ye, kya NCB inse poochhegee ki beta ye cocaine kahaan se aayee." (This is BJP 'MP's 'sanskarwan' son Sikander Kher, will the NCB ask him where did the cocaine come from.)
The video, which is being widely circulated on social media, is from Sikandar's Instagram LIVE interaction from August. The 'Zoya Factor' actor allegedly appears to be in an intoxicated state as he tries to speak. During the LIVE session on the photo-sharing app, several fans had asked the actor if he was under the influence of alcohol and he had reportedly taken it down stating that he was pulling an act and it was prank.
Meanwhile, a user shared the same on the micro-blogging app and wrote, "Narcotics bureau should definitely investigate Sikandar Kher S/o Anupam kher ji and Kiran Kher ji. #Bollywood looks glittering from outside, we indians put celebrities on pedestal but look at this man.. Plz make your icon real people not fake celebrities.#BollywoodDrugGang"
Another tweeted: "Abhishek,sikandar kher & karan johar were famous for their drug parties in the last decade.Everyone in the industry were aware of this. They might have left all that but Jaya madam might be haunted by the past and trying to save herself and family with this lame statement."