The arrest of a couple of youths, at a time when they were allegedly ‘receiving’ the banned drug of cocaine from a Nigerian national in Hyderabad three days ago, has caused widespread anxiety in Kollywood and Tollywood. Before you wonder what effect the arrest of a drug-peddler would have on the film industry folks, have it: the duo was brothers of Telugu hero Ravi Teja!
When the Hyderabad police took the Nigerian national into custody, a casual perusal of the call history on his mobile revealed that he had been regularly spoken to by many leading actors and actress from the Tamil and Telugu film industry. The Telugu press was abuzz with the news that on top of the list of the Nigerian’s contacts was actress Trisha, whose cellphone number was on the Nigerian’s phone.
This could only mean that whoever was on the Nigerian’s call-list were taking the banned cocaine regularly from him. Besides Trisha, the Nigerian’s phone reportedly had numbers of actresses Charmee (of ‘Laadam’ fame) and Kaamna Jethmalani (of ‘Machchakkaran’ fame). Both Charmee and Kaamna remained unavailable to the Telugu press throughout yesterday.
Trisha’s statement that ‘she won’t spare anyone spreading false news about her’ and that ‘she would take legal recourse to fight this menace’ reportedly didn’t cut much ice in the media. The Telugu media doesn’t appear to be in a mood to let the matter go out of hands. It has been reported by them that as many as 65 VIPs including the above-said actresses, actors and budding politicians are in the list of persons who had been in touch with the Nigerian.
Wait for a ticking time-bomb to explode in the coming days!