In a statement issued to reporters late Sunday afternoon, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said “In 1-2 days Mahesh Bhatt‘s statement will be taken. Then under CrPC Kangana Ranaut has also been summoned. Whoever is needed we will summon.”
The Minister was also asked if Karan Johar would be summoned, to which Deshmukh said, “Karan Johar’s manager has been summoned, and if needed we’ll summon Karan Johar as well.”
Going by his public addressal, Apoorva will be probed if there is a small group of people that prevent outsiders from coming into the Bollywood film industry. The police who have been investigating the case in “every angle” including professional rivalry will now also involve a business angle.
As far as Karan’s manager Reshma Shetty is concerned, the police had recorded her statement on July 11.
Reacting to Deshmukh’s announcement, Kangana Ranaut slammed the police, claiming that they were making a joke out of Sushant’s “murder”. A tweet from Team Kangana Ranaut’s handle read, “So Karan Johar’s manager is summoned but not @AUThackeray’s best friend @karanjohar!! @MumbaiPolice stop making a joke out of SSR murder investigations.”
Accusing the police of ‘shameless nepotism’, another tweet from the account read, “How can @MumbaiPolice display blatantly shameless nepotism even in issuing summons? Kangana has been issued summon not her manager but Chief Minister’s son’s best friend’s manager is called for questioning, why? saheb ko pareshani na ho issliye?”
Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide at his Mumbai residence on June 14. Post mortem reports ruled out foul play at the time of the actor’s death.