Drug racket case has struck Telugu film industry like tsunami. Popular film celebs are being speculated to have received notices from prohibition and excise department. Social media is abuzz that heroes and directors are in the 12 member list released so far.
Ravi Teja, Puri Jagannadh, Charmi, Navdeep, Tarun, Tanish, Subbaraju, Mumaith Khan, Nandu, DOP Shyam K Naidu, art director Chinna and Srinivas Raju are the names listed out by various social media sites. However, these stars and technicians have rubbished the reports as rumours.
Some of these celebs slammed the media for dragging them into unnecessary controversy and maligning them while some of them have questioned only their names are out and other biggies names are not disclosed. As per latest reports, prime accused drug peddler Kelvin who is under custody named 19 film celebs. Department too listed 19 names to send notices.
Meanwhile, film industry was alerted and star producers Allu Arvind, Suresh Babu hurriedly held meeting along with other Tollywood bigwigs.
Later, the list of celebs has been divided into two and 12 of the members have been issued notices. If the grapevine is to be believed, remaining 7 members in the list are reputed celebs with influencial background. Names of a top hero, a star producers’ two sons, a music director and his brother are being heard in this second list to whom notice will be shortly issued in connection with drugs case.