Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug case. The NCB raided their production office and residence where 86.5 gms of ganja was found. They were arrested under the provisions of the NDPS Act in a case of alleged possession and consumption of ganja. Both Bharti and Haarsh accepted consumption of ganja.
Sunil Pal who worked with Bharti earlier told Zee News that he is shocked at the news. He said, “It is traumatic for me because I have seen Bharti become successful from nothing. I was the one who introduced her on the ‘Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ and I saw how popular she got with her work. I was happy, she thought of me as a brother and greeted me with folded hands. She is a sanskari (cultured) and sweet girl. Even Haarsh is a good boy. So how and where all of this started, what sort of groupism this is that is provoking her to take drugs, I am very shocked and sad.”
Comedian Raju Srivastava is also shocked at the news. He said, “Can Bharti or her husband Haarsh do something like this? My heart is not ready to accept it. What is this? People love you so much, millions of people call you their idol, put your photos on their mobiles, hang them in their homes. They want to be like you and they have been tricked. What is the need to do all of this? It’s not like taking drugs will make you good comedians, or it will give you energy. I am so sad. I was here to defend her on your show, that our Bharti is not like that and that she is a pure artist. But now I see the news that Bharti has been arrest, she has confessed, the police got proof and confiscated ganja from her home. What is even happening? What kind of comedy is this? Where is our film world going?”
He further said, “All these artistes, Bharti, Shraddha (Kapoor) and others, if they have free time that they do not know what to do with and start taking drugs, start working on keeping yourself fit. There is so much to do. You are artistes, you appear on the big screen. Do you yoga, exercise. If you have time, do theatre, watch good movies.”
Meanwhile, Bharti and Haarsh are sent to 14-day judicial custody.