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Zero support to any behaviour that is detrimental to society's hygiene: Kajal Aggarwal

The actress put out a statement suggesting that she does not 'control the personal lives' of the people working for her, after her manager, Ronnie aka Johnny Joseph, was arrested for posession of narcotics.

Manigandan KR

A day after the Hyderabad police arrested her manager in connection with the drug scandal that is rocking the Telugu film industry, actress Kajal Aggarwal on Tuesday said that she was in "zero support" of any behaviour that was detrimental to the hygiene of the society.

In a statement, the actress said that she was "appalled" and "shocked" about the whole incident with Ronnie aka Johnny Joseph, her manager who was arrested in connection with a drug racket.

The actress further said, "I'm in zero support of this and any behaviour that is detrimental to the hygiene of our society. Having said that, just because I care for people who run errands for me does not imply that I can control their personal lives/choices.

"My parents have always managed my career and with everyone else from my industry, I share an extremely professional/cordial relationship. I'm unaware of their wherabouts and activities once their professional duties with regards to me are completed," the actress, who enjoys a huge fan base in both Tamil and Telugu film industries, said.

Ronnie was arrested on Monday from his house in Manikonda here. Narcotic substances were recovered from his possession. Telangana's Prohibition and Excise authorities is currently questioning a number of prominent members of the Telugu film industry personalities in connection with the case.

On Tuesday, art director Dharma Rao appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the racket.

Rao is the sixth artist from Tollywood to be questioned in the case. SIT officials on Monday questioned actor P Navdeep for over 11 hours.

The investigating team has summoned 12 celebrities for questioning as their contact numbers were found in the call data of Calvin Mascrenhas, the kingpin of the racket.

Actors Tarun and Subbaraju, director Puri Jagannadh and cinematographer Shyam K Naidu were also interrogated last week.

Actors Ravi Teja and Nandu and actresses Charmme Kaur and Mumaith Khan are among the other celebrities who will be questioned this week.

The SIT has registered seven cases and arrested 19 accused. It has questioned 28 people. The department has recovered 3,000 units of LSD, 105 grams of MDMA, 45 grams of cocaine and other narcotic and psychotropic substance.