The Narcotics Control Bureau of India recently busted a major drug racket in the city of Bangalore. The bust resulted in the arrest of 3 individuals - M Anoop, R Ravindran, and Anikha D. Sources say a notebook containing names of Sandalwood celebrities who are active drug users has blown up the investigation. Producer Indrajit Lankesh too made explosive claims about drug usage in Sandalwood. Actress Sharmiela Mandre took to her twitter handle to make a statement earlier today.
I am extremely hurt about various false and mischievous allegations made against me by certain news channels and individuals linking me to the controversial drug scandal. No doubt, these channels and individuals have their own agendas and motives— Sharmiela Mandre (@sharmilamandre) September 4, 2020
Increasing their own TRP ratings. However, their commercial interests and the freedom of speech and expression cannot justify the making of unfounded and baseless allegations. Please understand that I am an individual with a reputation earned over many years of hard work.— Sharmiela Mandre (@sharmilamandre) September 4, 2020
To clarify, I do not know and have never even met the individuals I have been linked with in these spurious stories. I have so far not reacted to these baseles allegations because that's exactly what they are-baseless.— Sharmiela Mandre (@sharmilamandre) September 4, 2020
If my silence is encouraging people to make wilder and more fanciful allegations with every passing day,I cannot continue to remain quiet. I will not hesitate to initiate civil and criminal proceedings against all those responsible for publishing or airing such baseless stories.— Sharmiela Mandre (@sharmilamandre) September 4, 2020