Last week, Rakul Preet Singh's name came to be dragged in the drugs scandal of Bollywood in the wake of a TV channel reporting that Rhea Chakraborty had named her as a user of drugs. The Narcotics Control Bureau has apparently dismissed the report in a statement given to a portal.
Samantha Akkineni, following this, has expressed solidarity with her colleague. The 'Majili' actress seems to believe that Rakul's name has been unfairly maligned. She joined thousands of social media users to use the hashtag trend #SorryRakul. The 'Jaanu' actress' Instagram stories make it clear that she is miffed with the manner in which Rakul's name has been mentioned by unverified news reports.
This is interesting coming from a star actress who usually doesn't wade into controversial issues that don't concern her. Rakul herself has been silent on the issue.
On its part, the TV channel that first aired Rakul's name has stood by its report. Wonder what is cooking!