In a big relief for filmmaker Karan Johar, according to a a report in NDTV India, Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has given a clean chit to the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai director's controversial house party video. The officials have stated that the white line appearing in the video is merely a reflection of the tube light, no drug has been confirmed in the forensic report and there has been no evidence of film stars consuming drugs at the party. The FSL further said no drugs or any harmful and illegal substance was found post inspecting the video.
In September this year, Karan Johar had released a statement clarifying his stand on the house party video. "Certain news channels, print/ electronic media and social media platform(s) are wrongly and misleadingly reporting that narcotics were consumed at a party that I, Karan Johar hosted on July 28, 2019 at my residence. I had already clarified my position way back in 2019 that the allegations were false. In view of the current malicious campaign, I am reiterating that the allegations are completely baseless and false. No narcotics substance was consumed in the party.
For the unversed, in 2019, filmmaker Karan Johar had posted a video on Instagram where he was seen partying with some of the A-listers of Bollywood at his house. It showed several Bollywood celebrities including Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan at his home. However, the video went viral for all the wrong reasons with several alleging Karan and the others for consuming drugs. While the filmmaker had earlier clarified that there was no consumption of any illegal substance, the video went viral once again after the Narcotics Control Bureau started investigating an alleged drug case in Bollywood post the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. Politician Manjinder Singh Sirsa had filed a complaint against Karan Johar and others over the video and alleged that "drugs were used" by those who attended the party.