Sandalwood Drug Scandal: Sharmiela Mandre defends herself against drug allegations

Sharmiela Mandre is one of several personalities linked to the Sandalwood Drug Scandal. While talking about fake news and false allegations, Mandre has said that all the allegations against her are baseless and extremely hurtful.
Written By Akanksha Sridhara | Updated: September 04, 2020 11:54 IST
Sandalwood Drug Scandal: Sharmiela Mandre defends herself against drug allegations

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," Mandre tweeted.
"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," added Mandre.
"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," added Mandre.
Sharmiela Mandre was recently in the news when she announced that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. "Hi everybody, Me and a few of my family members have been tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and hence chosen to be in-home isolation. I have quarantined myself and going through the prescribed treatment as per my doctor’s advice," Mandre had tweeted
Several Sandalwood personalities are now under investigation concerning the drug scandal. Earlier today, the Central Crime Branch raided the house of actress Ragini Dwivedi in relation to the same.