Sara Ali Khan and Rhea Chakraborty frequently partied at Sushant Singh Rajput’s Lonavala farm, Raees, manager of the farm house, corroborating some of the claims of a local boatman.
In his statement to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the boatman, Jagdish Das, has claimed that the scenic location was a party destination for Rajput, his core team and Bollywood friends like Rhea Chakraborty, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, and arrested drug-peddling suspect Zaid Vilatra, among others.
He also alleged that ganja and liquor were common in their island parties. An escapist retreat dotted with lakes, cliffs, dams, islands, and caves, Lonavala is now on the NCB radar in connection with the drug angle in Rajput’s death case.
Raees, a manager at the late actor’s farmhouse since September 2018, insisted the place and its picturesque surroundings were frequented by Rajput’s core team plus Rhea Chakraborty and Sara Ali Khan.
The manager indicated smoking papers were also ordered for their parties, but he wouldn’t know what they were used for.
According to Raees, Rajput visited this farmhouse one to two times a week before the lockdown was enforced.
“Who else would accompany him?” India Today’s reporter asked.
“Initially it was Sara Ali Khan who would accompany him. Then Rhea also started coming. He would have all his team with him,” the manager said.
According to Raees, Chakraborty’s parents and brother Showik Chakraborty celebrated her birthday last year in July at the farmhouse.
“Parties would take place on the island. Smoking paper used to come but I don’t know for what. It would be mentioned in the list. I have no idea for what,” the farmhouse manager said.
The guests, he added, would be served expensive vodka drinks.
“SUSHANT DROPPED LONAVALA PLANS AFTER LOCKDOWN”
Raees, however, added that the actor wanted to spend the lockdown period at the farmhouse but dropped the plans.
The manager said he had the farmhouse filled with food supplies by April 17 in the hope that Rajput would arrive.
“But then the actor’s house manager Samuel Miranda called to inform that the visit had been cancelled,” Raees said. “House staff Dipesh Sawant also called to say that a van filled with supplies be sent to Rajput’s Bandra home,” he added.