Bollywood actor Ananya Panday failed to appear before the Narcotics Control Bureau here on Monday for questioning in connection with the alleged WhatsApp chat with her Aryan Khan, son of superstar Shah Rukh KhanAn NCB official said that one has been arrested in the drug case.
Pandey was questioned by the NCB two days ago last week and was called again on Monday. The official said she is likely to appear before the anti-narcotics agency around 11 am on Monday, but she did not come for the third round of questioning.
Sources had earlier said that Pandey was questioned for nearly four hours on Friday in connection with an alleged WhatsApp chat with Aryan Khan related to the alleged seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast earlier this month. .
Earlier, the 22-year-old actress, who made her Bollywood debut in 2019, was questioned for nearly two hours on Thursday. NCB is probing the cruise ship drugs case, in which Aryan Khan (23) has been arrested along with 19 others. Aryan Khan is currently in jail in judicial custody and his bail plea is likely to be heard by the Bombay High Court on Tuesday.
Sources said that during the investigation of the case, NCB found some WhatsApp chats between Aryan Khan and Pandey. The NCB officials wanted to gather more information about the chat and hence were called.
The NCB on Thursday confiscated Pandey’s laptop and mobile phone.