According to reports on news portals, Karishma is in Goa, where Deepika commenced shooting for director Shakun Batra’s untitled film on Tuesday. The project that also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday in lead roles, is being produced by Karan Johar. The star-cast, director and producer were spotted heading to the neighbouring state last week, well in time before they could kick off the shoot.
This update comes in a day after an NCB source said in a statement to PTI that Karishma could not appear before the agency due to ill-health. “She has been exempted from appearance before the central agency till Friday”, he said.
The official added, “The NCB will first question Karishma Prakash and might summon actor Deepika Padukone if needed.”
The agency is currently probing the alleged Bollywood-drug nexus that branched out of the Sushant Singh Rajput death case after certain WhatsApp chats indicated that celebrity managers of a talent management firm were “supplying drugs” to their A-list clients.