Shiromani Akali Dal's Manjinder Singh Sirsa has refused to apologise after levelling accusations over prominent Bollywood celebrities consuming drugs at a party, on the basis of a video clip shared by filmmaker Karan Johar on his social media profile.
The denial to apologise came after Congress' Milind Deora called out Sirsa for 'defaming' those present at the party, including his wife Pooja Shetty along with ace celebrities Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Natasha Dalal, Zoya Akhtar, Vicky Kaushal and Ayan Mukerji.
Sirsa in his first reaction to Deora said, "Milind Deora has said that his family was present there but I am very sure that these Bollywood celebrities are doing drugs. and I will not apologise for this. Do I have to apologise from these drug addicts? No never will I ever do that. I will rot in jail till my death but will not apologise to them. No force in this world can ask me to apologise from these drug addicts."
In retaliation to the claims of the Akali Dal MLA that Bollywood was proudly 'flaunting their drugged state,' Deora asked him to stop spreading lies and tender an 'unconditional apology'
My wife was also present that evening (and is in the video). Nobody was in a “drugged state” so stop spreading lies & defaming people you don’t know!— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) July 30, 2019
I hope you will show the courage to tender an unconditional apology https://t.co/Qv6FY3wNRk
#UDTABollywood - Fiction Vs Reality— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) July 30, 2019
Watch how the high and mighty of Bollywood proudly flaunt their drugged state!!
I raise my voice against #DrugAbuse by these stars. RT if you too feel disgusted @shahidkapoor @deepikapadukone @arjunk26 @Varun_dvn @karanjohar @vickykaushal09 pic.twitter.com/aBiRxwgQx9
The video which is being recorded by host Karan Johar himself, begins with Deepika posing with director Shakun Batra (Kapoor and Sons fame), followed by Malaika's wink, to Karan zooming on Malaika's boyfriend Arjun Kapoor who is seen talking to Shahid Kapoor.
Karan's camera then focuses on Varun Dhawan who is busy chatting with Zoya Akhtar. The camera then shifts to Vicky Kaushal who instantly rubs his nose and Karan pans the camera to director Ayan Mukerji who is seen hiding something behind him. The video ends with Ranbir Kapoor asking 'What is Karan recording' and Mira Rajput waving at the camera.