Amid the ongoing probe of drug abuse in Bollywood, actor Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash has resigned from her talent agency. As per reports, Prakash, who is being summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) resigned with immediate effect from KWAN Talent Agency in October.
A source close to the talent agency stated that Karishma is no longer working with them. The source stated that Prakash resigned on October 21. The source revealed, “Her association with Deepika and few other actors was only as a KWAN employee. So naturally those associations would also be severed.”
Manager was ‘untraceable’
On Monday, a source from the NCB revealed that Prakash had failed to appear before the agency and was “untraceable”. Reportedly, Prakash did not respond to the summons sent by the agency, prompting it to send summons to her mother and the owners as well as colleagues at KWAN.
An NCB official told IANS, “It is true that Prakash has gone untraceable after being summoned for questioning.” As part of the probe, the NCB had raided the residence of Prakash and seized a small quantity of hashish.
Deepika and Prakash had been called for questioning over their WhatsApp chats that were allegedly about drugs. Other actors summoned by the agency include Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh and Sara Ali Khan. The drug probe intensified after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. ( TN )