Actor Samantha Akkineni has participated in the #SorrySara and #SorryRakul online trend, after a report by a news channel said that the two actors were named by Rhea Chakraborty as consumers of drugs.
The claim has since been rejected by the Narcotics Control Bureau, prompting social media users to apologise to the two actors for the misreporting.
On Instagram stories, Samantha shared a post about Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh not being summoned, and wrote, “#SorryRakul, #SorrySara.”
Times Now had previously reported that Rhea Chakraborty, during interrogation, had named Sara, Rakul and fashion designer Simone Khambhatta, among others, as drug consumers.
The report claimed that the NCB had prepared a list of 25 Bollywood names who would be summoned for further questioning.
NCB deputy director KPS Malhotra, told Free Press Journal that no Bollywood names have been listed to be summoned.
He said, “We have not prepared any Bollywood list. The list earlier prepared was of peddlers and traffickers. It’s getting confused with Bollywood. The names have not been zeroed upon.”
Rhea, her brother Showik, Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Swant, Abdul Basit and Zaid Vilatra have all been arrested on drugs-related charges in the ongoing investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Rhea has been accused by Sushant’s family of having abetted the actor’s suicide and misappropriated his funds. She is currently at the Byculla Jail.