Hyderabad: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has been investigating alleged drug use in Bollywood. The agency recently summoned several actors including Deepika Padukone for questioning.

Several media houses reported that Ranveer Singh had requested NCB to allow him to be with his wife Deepika during questioning citing her anxiety issues.

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Other media houses including Republic TV, DNA, Times of India and others.

Several users also shared the same claim on social media.

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Fact check:

The reports about Ranveer Singh requesting NCB to allow him to accompany Deepika are FALSE.

Upon keyword search, Newsmeter came across a news report by India Today. According to India Today, an NCB official said: “There are questions whether Ranveer Singh is joining the investigation with Deepika Padukone. We confirm that we have not received any such request from any summoned person. The last email received from the concerned summoned person is only regarding joining the investigation.”

The Free Press Journal also reported about the widely circulated claim. It has stated in its report that “Denying any such reports, NCB Deputy Director KPS Malhotra said that they have not received any such request.”

The same was reported by Hindustan Times and News 18 and others.

So, reports about Ranveer Singh’s request to be with Deepika during questioning are FALSE.

Vamsi Krishna Pothuru

Vamsi Krishna Pothuru completed his Masters in Communication from The University of Hyderabad. He has interned with The New Indian Express and Kriti Social Initiatives. With the specialization of media research in masters, he submitted his thesis on the topic of "Fact-checking Initiatives and their response to Fake News in India." He believes that fact-checkers have a huge role to play in the fight against fake news which is a dangerous undercurrent in social media reinforcing hatred and false perceptions. Along with fact-checking, he is also interested in writing about environmental issues and human interest stories.

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