Families and friends of Ravi Teja and Puri Jagannadh vouch for their innocence

Although many of the a-list celebrites were on the list of suspects, the two names that came as a shocker were of actor Ravi Teja and director Puri Jagannadh.

Ravi Teja and Puri Jagannadh Families and friends of Ravi Teja and Puri Jagannadh vouch for their innocence Source : Press

Following the latest developments in the Excise Department Drugs probe, reputation of some of the biggest stars in the Telugu and Tollywood film industry is at stake after they are being investigated for connection to the recently busted drug racket. Although many of the a-list celebrities were on the list of suspects, the two names that came as a shocker were of actor Ravi Teja and director Puri Jagannadh. However, friends and families of these two names have come forward to show their confidence and support, alleging a conspiracy against them.

Rajalakshmi, the mother of actor Ravi Teja has come forward in the media to support her son. Rajalakshmi, while defending her son against the allegations of being involved in a drug racket has said that he was being framed for something that he didn't do. She further said that her son is innocent and is being unreasonably targeted. Rajalakshmi in a statement to India Today said that they are not worried about the outcome as they know that they are innocent and there is nothing to hide from anyone.  

While Director Puri Jagannadh's daughter Pavithra Jagannadh has also termed her dad's involvement in the controversy as ‘stupid rumors'. She further while defending her dad said that just because her dad is a celebrity it doesn't mean one can spread or believe in these stupid rumors. She further added that he is a family person and before showing finger at him, one should just think of his family and his reputation in the industry.