Aryan Khan case: Ananya Panday to be questioned for third time by NCB today

Actor Ananya Panday will be questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau today – for a third time in less than a week – in connection with a drugs case that involves Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan.

The 22-year-old was first summoned reportedly on the basis of two-year-old WhatsApp chats found on Aryan Khan’s phone, details of which had earlier been leaked by the anti-drugs agency.

Agency sources have indicated she was called in again because her answers are unsatisfactory.

The NCB has also raided her home in Mumbai’s Bandra area and seized her electronic devices.

Panday is being questioned by NCB officer Sameer Wankhede – who is leading the investigation – on chats that seem to indicate that in 2018-19 she thrice helped Aryan Khan procure drugs.

The actor has denied supplying drugs in the indicated mobile phone conversations; she told NCB officials she has never consumed or supplied banned narcotics, sources added.

Panday was questioned on two separate occasions last week for a total of six hours.