Actor Arjun Rampal released a statement after his girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades’ brother, Agisilaos Demetriades, was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday, September 25. A small amount of drugs were recovered from his house in Goa. The drugs were meant for personal consumption. He has been sent to judicial custody.
Arjun Rampal has released a statement requesting the media not to drag his name into the controversy.
In the statement, he said, “Dear Friends, Followers & Public, I’m as shocked and taken aback as you are with this latest development today. It’s unfortunate that my name is being unnecessarily dragged in every publication though I have no association whatsoever.”
Calling himself and his partner Gabriella law-abiding citizens, Arjun further wrote, “As far as my family and I are concerned, my direct family and I are law-abiding citizens. And while the incident involves a person who is a relative of my partner, I have no other connection or relationship other than that with this person”.
I request the media to not make headlines using my name as we are NOT related and this is causing hurt and confusion for my own family and the people I have a professional relationship with,” requested the actor.
Arjun concluded his note by saying, “I have faith in our legal system and whoever is on the wrong side of the law, should be treated as the judiciary deems fit. My trust is in the system in these matters. Let the law take its course and kindly refrain from attaching my partner’s and my name to something we have nothing to do with. I appreciate all your support and humbly request you to be honest and sensitive in this regard”.
Actor Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades are in a live-in relationship and have a two-year-old son Arik Rampal.