Padukone, Khan and Kapoor were not immediately available for comment.
Kapoor and Khan, daughters of famous Bollywood actors, are also expected to appear before the NCB on Saturday. Their names had figured during the questioning of alleged drug peddler Ankush Arneja who was arrested on September 13 by the NCB. Actress Rakul Preet Singh, 29, told the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday that as per her, a "doob" was merely a rolled cigarette and not necessarily something laced with any mind-altering substance.
Director Karan Johar, who has also been a target of television channels and social media users since the death of Rajput, released a statement on Friday rejecting claims that drugs were consumed at a party that he hosted at his home past year.
Meanwhile, Shraddha Kapoor stated that she attended parties with Sushant Singh Rajput but never procured or consumed drugs. The party began at around 3pm and continued till early hours of the next day. According to Times Now, talent manager Jaya Saha made this disclosure to the NCB during questioning. She has now reached the NCB office, after consulting her lawyers before her questioning.
According to an NCB official, the Mumbai police deployed adequate security outside the NCB office. Rakul added that she herself wasn't involved in consumption or procurement of any drugs.
Video broadcast live on Indian TV news channels later showed Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan also arriving at the agency's office for questioning. Can't the authorities sniff them out?
In a statement, film-maker Karan Johar had said Prasad joined Dharmatic Entertainment, sister concern of Johar's Dharma Productions, in November 2019 on a contract basis for a project which did not materialise.
Chakraborty and her brother Showik are now in jail in Mumbai.
The probing agency got "important information" about the case during the questioning of Rajput's talent manager Jaya Saha, an official said. "Statements of four people were recorded today". The actress, who has been friends with Rhea Chakraborty in the past, was questioned about a string of messages exchanged with the late Sushant Singh Rajput's girlfriend about a "doob".
The investigation was sparked after Rajput, 34, was found dead in his Mumbai flat in June in what police described as a suicide.