Actor-producer Yuvraj S. Singh, a close friend of late star Sushant Singh Rajput, says not only does the drug culture prevail in Bollywood, it is also a way to move around in the industry. He claimed that most A-list actors are addicted to cocaine. “There’s been a lot of drugs happening for a long time, maybe since the 1970s. At that time things were different. There wasn’t so much exposure or social media. Now, it is getting exposed,” Yuvraj told IANS.
“There are many people in the industry who take cocaine. There are many actors and filmmakers who on drugs and are roaming around, and that is why this madness is happening,” he added.
Talking about the drugs that are popular in the industry, the ‘Beiimaan Love’ actor said: “Weed is like a cigarette. From cameraperson to technicians, people on the set normally take weed. Bollywood parties are mostly about cocaine. Cocaine is the main drug of Bollywood. Then there is MDMA, also called ec- stasy, LSD, which is also called acid. There is also ketamine, which is a horse tranquiliser. They are doing these things and these are very hard drugs. They are under its influence for almost 15 to 20 hours. Cocaine is also a very hard drug, and I would say that five to eight actors of the industry need to get off it or they will end up dying.”
The actor himself has been offered drugs on many occasions. “Yes, I have been offered (drugs) many times. It is very normal. Many people operate like this. They take drugs and then go to parties. This is the way of moving around. People are getting work because of it. If you do drugs with the right people, the right hero, actress and director, you form a lobby and a connection, and that is the kind of mindset Bollywood works on. They make an environment, company and prefer to work in that circle,” he said.
Asked if he can re- veal the names, the ac- tor said: “Most of them do it. I have seen everyone do it. Over the years, I have realised that these people move around in a circle, and they operate in that circle and work with each other.” “One of the videos also went viral — that was a drug party,” he added, with a seeming reference to the video from Karan Johar’s house party last year. The video in question featured Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Shahid Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor. It went viral on social media with many alleging that drugs were used at the house party.
Yuvraj asserted: “So, the drug culture is very prevalent in the industry. You can say that the top 10 or 15 A-listers are pretty much addicted to cocaine barring Akshay Kumar, who is very clean and honest to his work. This A-list gang has made a lobby. You have to operate within that with no way out.”