Siddhanth Kapoor, the son of Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor, was detained by law enforcement officials for allegedly taking drugs during a rave party, police officials said on Monday. The 37-year-old was at a rave party on MG Road, Bangalore on Sunday night.

Police officials also confirmed that Siddhant Kapoor had “tested positive for taking drugs in the blood test report”, according to news agency PTI. Bheemashankar S Guled, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, said that Kapoor was taken to Ulsoor police station.

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Five other people who were at the party were also detained at the rave party, according to PTI reports citing police officials.

What did Siddhant’s father Shakti Kapoor say?

Shakti Kapoor, a veteran Bollywood actor, was shocked after the incident, News18 reported. “I have as much information as it is coming out in the news and I am really troubled by this news”, he said.

However, 69-year-old Shakti Kapoor attempted to clear up any confusion about his son being arrested. “He has not been arrested but detained by the cops for consumption (of drugs)”, he told News18.

“I have just gotten up from my sleep and my phone has started ringing continuously. He hasn’t been arrested but detained by the cops for consumption (of drugs). I don’t think there was any possession”, actor Shakti Kapoor said on Monday.

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Siddhanth Kapoor was last seen playing the role of murder-accused Joe Cost in the thriller ‘Chehre’, which was directed by Rumi Jafery. He was working on an untitled film in Spain alongside actor Ranbir Kapoor.

The police had unearthed drug abuse in a section of the Kannada film industry in 2020. They had then arrested actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani and former minister late Jeevaraj Alva’s son Aditya Alva, according to news agency PTI.