Deepika Padukone reached the Narcotics Control Bureau ( NCB) guest house in Colaba in south Mumbai around 9.50 am and left around 3:50 pm, a police official deployed outside the guest house said.
Deepika’s manager Karishma Prakash, who was questioned by the team on Friday, has also been asked to remain present for further questioning on Saturday, he added.
After questioning, both Padukone and Prakash were allowed to go home around 3.40 pm.
Prakash first came out of the guest house, followed by Padukone. They left in their cars separately.
The media pack was present in large numbers outside the barricaded area near the guest house.
There were reports that Deepika’s husband and actor Ranveer Singh had asked the NCB if he could be present during her questioning.
However, later NCB clarified on Friday that it did not receive any such request.
The NCB is also questioning actresses Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan at its office separately in connection with the alleged drug nexus.
The centre government federal agency had arrested actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and some suspected drug peddlers, earlier.
According to the official, the Mumbai police has deployed adequate security outside the NCB office.
Prakash’s WhatsApp chats included conversations about drugs with one ‘D’ and the central agency wanted to find out who this person was, the NCB sources had said earlier.
The NCB team also got important information about the case during the questioning of Rajput’s talent manager Jaya Saha, the official said.
“The actors’ names had surfaced during the interrogation of some accused in the case,” he said.
Actors Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh’s names cropped up during the questioning of Rhea Chakraborty, Rajput’s girlfriend who has been arrested by the NCB in the drugs case along with over a dozen others.
Rakul Preet Singh recorded her statement on Friday.
She was questioned for about four hours.
Dharma Productions’ executive producer Kshitij Ravi was also questioned by the NCB on Friday.
The NCB began the inquiry after a drugs angle came to light in connection with Rajput’s alleged suicide.
Rajput (34) was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.